New in the Pharmakon Library:
KATHRYN GARCIA BDY DBL / drawings 2011
Brooklyn-based Kathryn Garcia's studies for THE FLOOD+SEQUENCE DEBASE
selected/photographed by Christina McPhee
Kathy Garcia and Sarvia Jasso are curating a series of events this week in Los Angeles at Human Resources in Chinatown.
Artists include: Theo Adams, Skip Arnold, CHOKRA, Coco Dolle, Zackary Drucker, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Fine Art Union, Gordon Flores, Kathryn Garcia, Paul Gellman, Katy Grannan, Wynne Greenwood, David Jones, Dawn Kasper, Brian Kenny, Rosalie Knox, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Lars Laumann, Bruce La Bruce, Danielle Levitt, Lovett/Codagnone, Manon, Nadja Verena Marcin, Lucas Michael, Slava Mogutin, Tameka Norris, ORLAN, Maria Petschnig, Breyer P-Orridge, HunterReynolds, Natalie Rodgers, Michael Rudnick, Ira Sachs, Rafael Sanchez, Carolee Schneemann, Scottee, Michael Sharkey, Jack Smith, Matthew Stone,Toshinori Tanaka, Tobaron Waxman, Marnie Weber, Samuel White, Martha
Wilson, Rona Yefman
The curators write, "The title of the exhibition is meant to
expand upon queer notions of sex and challenge the idea of queer vs
normal. For years, the word could not have been used without derogatory
connotations. Even before it was reclaimed by the gay community as a
sign of defiance, it was also used to define anything that was
considered deviant, outsider and/or abnormal. According to Judith
Butler, queer is “a site of collective contestation, the point of
departure for a set of historical reflections and futural imaginings”.
In Queering Sex, with its inter-generational approach, we are positing
that queer exists on multiple planes of non-linearity and is beyond
hetero and homo-normative distinctions. Queer is an idea that is
constantly evolving, changing, and adapting to its current climate.
As a whole, Queering Sex proposes the question, what does it mean to be “queer” nowadays?"