The University of Toronto Art Centre’s fall program comprises three exhibitions concerned with photographic portraiture and its role in conjuring visibility of queer subjectivity and community. They encompass Allen Ginsberg’s photographic poetics, Robert Giard’s documentary project, and AA Bronson’s mirrored selfies and staging as shamanistic healer. Following on the heels of Toronto’s World Pride 2014, the exhibitions offer a glimpse of the revolutionary, homo-erotic poetics of visibility from the 1950s to the present.
September 02, 2014 through December 06, 2014
University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H7
See Robert Guard's portraits of Larry Mass, Vito Russo (featured), and William Hoffman at the New York Historical Society's exhibition AIDS in New York: The First Five Years. The exhibition explores the impact of the epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and the nation. Drawing from the archives of the New York Public Library, New York University, and the National Archive of LGBT History, the show will use posters, photographs, and artifacts to tell the story of the early years of AIDS in New York.
June 07, 2013 through September 15, 2013
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024