"We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality…an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future. The future is queerness’ domain. Queerness is a structuring and educated mode of desiring that allows us to see the future beyond the quagmire of the present. The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of the moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds … Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world."
In memory of José Esteban Muñoz, from his book, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (via nyupress)
Foreign Ferns, c. 1850
CCA MFA Show
Michael Dean / nnnhnnh nnh nnhnnnhu nnhnhn
at Pied à terre
Jillian Soto / Poncho and Shelter Belt / 2011
Jillian Soto / Mast: Support Structure #1 / Green Ailanthus / Cinder blocks / 2011
and her “stitchery abandon”
[Self-portraits by Carrie Mae Weems, Käthe Kollwitz, Judy Baca, and Frida Kahlo, text “Never apologize for selfies”]
Wanted to get modern women artists and some WOC up in this one. If you reblog it would be cool if you kept the part in the brackets so these artists, two of whom are still working, will get credit—this conversational part below is nbd.
William Pope.L, Skin Set Drawings: The Space Between the Letters, 2013
Opening April 28 at the Renaissance Society