Harmony Hammond is Guggenheim fellow and recipient of two NEAs, is an artist, art writer, and independent curator who lectures, writes, and publishes extensively on feminist and lesbian art, queer art, and the cultural representation of “difference.” She co-edited the ground breaking “Lesbian Art and Artists” issue of Heresies magazine in 1977 and curated the […]

A Louder Public Voice
 September 23, 2001 By BILL T. JONES My company was to have performed at Evening Stars Onstage on the temporary stage set between the Twin Towers the evening after last week’s catastrophe. In thinking about the future of dance, I think about my dancers and dancers in general. I think highly […]

LESBIAN SELF-WRITING: THE EMBODIMENT OF EXPERIENCE by Jewelle Gomez ZAMI, written by Audre Lorde in 1983, is by turns a formal, imposing, conversational and mythic book. It seems to grab daily life as it drifts down from a fire escape and casts it back up into the sky as both a drive-in movie and a […]

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996) In 1993, in lieu of a standard biography/bibliography, Felix chose to write a portrait of himself. This is the Biography that we have chosen to print, which is in the true spirit of this gifted artist. 1957 born in Guaimaro, Cuba, the third of what would eventually be four children 1964 Dad […]

Marlon Riggs

MARLON T. RIGGS Before his death in 1994, African-American filmmaker, educator and poet Marlon Riggs forged a position as one of the more controversial figures in the recent history of public television. He won a number of awards for his creative efforts as a writer and video producer. His from theoretical-critical writings appeared in numerous […]

“I WEAR MY SKIN as thinly as I have to, armor myself only as much as seems absolutely necessary. I try to live naked in the world, unashamed even under attack, unafraid even though I know how much there is to fear. What I have always feared is being what people have thought me–my stepfather’s […]

This On-line Haring Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is presented by the Queer Cultural Center with the permission of The Keith Haring Estate and the San Francisco Art Commission, which sponsored the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in San Francisco from May 8 – September 8, 1998. All photographic images are courtesy of Rudy Lemcke and are presented here […]

David Wojnarowicz by Felix Guattari Translation from: Rethinking Marxism, vol 3 #1, Spring 1990 (no original source nor translator given) David Wojnarowicz’s creative work stems from his whole life and it is from there that it has acquired such an amazing power. It could even be said that it is through his plastic work and […]

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Catherine Opie was born in 1961 in Ohio. She received her MFA from CalArts in 1988. Her solo exhibitions include LA Freeways (San Francisco) and Being and Having (New York). Her work has appeared in group exhibitions from Paris to Australia to New Orleans, including the 1995 Whitney Museum Biennial in New York and In […]

Nicole Eisenman December 2, 1994 – January 15, 1995 Walter/McBean Gallery San Francisco Art Institute 800 Chestnut Street, S.F. CA 94113 Nicole Eisenman, whose neoclassical wall paintings incorporate subversive imagery, is a superb draftsman. In all of her work, she uses her technical skill to convey messages of social concern, and these messages are suffused […]