Chronotopia: The Past, Present and Future of Queer Histories
June 5 - 26th, 2010
SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center
San Francisco, California

Opening Reception: June 5th @ 3pm

Chronotopia Curatorial Statement

This exhibition captures the multiple dimensions of queer time and place; locates queer lives in relation to complex communities; and remembers historical moments that are framed and re-framed by the present. It also offers alternative approaches to the historical record that challenge a fixed chronology of events and complicate the idea of memory.

The exhibition’s multidimensional visions of our queer history suggest limitless potentialities and vantage points, where conflicting desires and narratives coexist, where ghosts converse with the living, where we imagine impossible possibilities, and where we record our histories in new and challenging ways--Chronotopia.

Meet and mingle with artists from California and beyond over reception drinks and nosh! Performances during the reception by members of E.G. Crichton’s LINEAGE: Matchmaking in the Archive project sponsored by the the GLBT Historical Society. Exhibition and reception funding by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the CA LGBT Arts Alliance.

CHRONOTOPIA is presented as part of the SOMArts Affordable Space Program. SOMArts receives funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission with support from Grants for the Arts / Hotel Tax Fund.

Curators: Cherly Dunye, Tirza True Latimer, Rudy Lemcke, Matt McKinley,  Pamela Peniston and Tina Takemoto
Lineage Curator: EG Crichton
Exhibition Co-ordinator: Adrienne Skye Roberts
Exhibition Design - Matt McKinley

Chronotopis Artists:
Lineage Artists

Bren Ahearn
Elliot Anderson
Mara Baldwin
Terry Berlier
Sarah Biscarra-Dilley
Tammy Rae Carland
Chris Carroll and
Alix P. Shedd
Lenore Chinn
EG Crichton
Jaime Shearn Coan
Sarolta Jane Cump
Flora Darby
Greg Day
Bug Davidson
Bill Domonkos
Dino Dinco
Miki Foster
Gary Freeman &
Frank Melleno
Katie Gilmartin
Brent Godfrey
Mitch Gould
Nicki Green
Debbie Grossman
Jamil Hellu
Sailor Holladay
John Howard
Bill Hsu
Angela Jimenez
Dorian Katz
David King
Peter Kingstone
B. Steadwell and The Lost Bois
Peter Max Lawrence
Nomy Lamm
Ace Lehner
Diana Martin Lepena
Ali Liebegott
Kyle McGuire
Joanne Mitchell
Annie Murphy
Charissa King-O’Brien
John Palatinus
Michael Pfleghaar
Elissa Perry
Peter Pizzi
Paul Baker Prindle
Andrew Printer
Z.A. Martohardjono
Rodrigo Cervantes Ramirez
Jennifer Rarick
Sean Michael Rau
Laura Rifkin
Silvia Ros
Clio Sady
Jeremy Sanders
Hilary Schwartz
Jules Shendelman
Julie Sutherland
Glenn Tramantano
Nathan Vincent

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