- CUAG Downtown
To Be Continued: Troubling the Queer Archive
September 24 - December 12, 2020
Adrienne Row-Smith, "Furiosa," 2018, from the series "Mad Max," digital photograph, collection of the artist
This exhibition examines local histories and genealogies of queerness.
The story of queer history that dominates the archival record is one of white cisnormative gays. Curators Anna Shah Hoque and Cara Tierney question and destabilize this incomplete version of the past, foregrounding the work and creativity of emerging and established artists from local queer, trans and IBPOC communities.
From works that reconsider specific historic events to works that speculatively produce histories from the future, the artists collectively imagine and gesture toward alternative archives.
The exhibition is amplified by the Stonecroft Symposium: To Be Continued. It takes the form of a multi-vocal, multi-site virtual “event” including podcasts, conversations and gatherings. Stay tuned!
The exhibition and symposium together generate and disseminate new artworks that share lesser-told stories and histories. For Shah Hoque and Tierney, as for the artists, this work is always, and forever will be, “to be continued…”
Anna Shah Hoque and Cara Tierney
Artists in the exhibition
Barry Ace, Howard Adler, Aymara Alvarado Sanchez, Pansee Atta, Rosalie Favell, Ashley Grenstone, RJ Jones, Don Kwan, Ed Kwan AKA China Doll, Kole Peplinskie, Adrienne Row-Smith, Pride Is Political, Shanghai Restaurant
We acknowledge with gratitude the support of the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts, which promotes education in the visual arts and fosters the public’s appreciation of the visual arts.