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Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Fiona Anderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Cruising the Dead River traces the queer history of the cruising ground of Manhattan’s West Side piers in the 1970s and early 1980s, arguing that the ruined buildings that dominated this queer ... More


Nostalgia for the Mud: Cruising in Ruins

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter traces a material history of the waterfront area as a cruising ground, from historic bathhouses and empty trucks in the 1960s to warehouses and piers in the 1970s. It examines David ... More


The Whole World and the Cemetery: The Queer Visual Culture of Ruins

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores how David Wojnarowicz and other New York artists, including Peter Hujar and Paul Thek, engaged with ruins visually in their artwork from the 1950s to the early 1980s. I am ... More


Cruising Ghosts: David Wojnarowicz’s Queer Antecedents

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

As Wojnarowicz’s waterfront writing developed in the late 1970s, he looked for new ways to represent the strange temporality of the ruined waterfront. The figure of the ghost became the ideal symbol ... More


Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Jill H. Casid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646692
eISBN:
9781452945934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Theorizing vision and power at the intersections of the histories of psychoanalysis, media, scientific method, and colonization, this book poaches the prized instruments at the heart of the so-called ... More


You Dropped a Bomb on Me

Jessica Lawless

in Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670826
eISBN:
9781452947181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.003.0019
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter considers the question of how the radical use of the camera can translate into concrete political activism that effects social change. A way to do this is to stop confining the ... More


I Got This Way from Eating Rice: Gay Asian Documentary and the Reeducation of Desire

Nguyen Tan Hoang

in Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670826
eISBN:
9781452947181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.003.0021
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the representation of race and sexuality in experimental documentaries produced by gay Asian men in the United States, Canada, and Australia in the mid- to late 1990s. These ... More


Out of the Closets, into the Woods: the Post-Stonewall Emergence of Queer Anti-Urbanism

Scott Herring

in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.003.0015
Subject:
Art, Art History

RFD quarterly (once referred to as “Rural Fairy Digest”) was one of the first queer journals to extend the non-normative intersectional politics of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) to nonmetropolitan ... More


Hironen and the representation of the other

Ory Bartal

in Critical design in Japan: Material culture, luxury, and the avant-garde

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526139979
eISBN:
9781526152039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139986.00011
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the furniture and jewellery designs created by the Hironen Studio from 1987 to 1995. The symbolic objects produced in this studio belong to the design-art genre and present ... More


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