Baldiga: Unlocked Heart : the story of the queer artist and political activist who sensitively captured the West Berlin queer scene of the 1980s and early 1990s

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  I often wonder about what the creative landscape of the planet would look like if all the artists who have died from AIDS had survived. The energy of people like Derek Jarman, Leigh Bowery, Klaus Nomi, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring – the list is endless – is so missed. Another artist to add to … Continue reading


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David Hockney, O.M. C.H. R.A. is possibly the greatest living English artist and is considered a ‘national treasure’. A painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer he has been a major presence on the art scene since he first caught the public’s eye when taking part of Young Contemporaries Exhibition at the Royal College of Art … Continue reading

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

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  At long last the BBC film Keith Haring: Street Art Boy , considered the definitive documentary on one of most influential queer artists of the last century, will premiere on PBS American Masters series.  Haring’s pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Much of his work includes sexual … Continue reading

Make Me Famous : the story of the charismatic queer East Village artist Ed Brezinski

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  Brian Vincent’s fascinating, albeit somewhat chaotic, documentary on the queer East Village painter Ed Brezinski, is a great addition to other profiles of some of his peers that were released recently.  Firstly there was  Chris McKim’s incisive documentary of the exceptionally talented artist David Wojanarowicz who died of AIDS in  1992 just 37 years old.  Then … Continue reading

Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews UÝRA – THE RISING FOREST  a trans-indigenous artist travels through the Amazon forest

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    The documentary tells a story about humans and plants in a singular context. The opening sequence is one of a devastating rainforest region that shortly afterward looks like an abstraction.  The Mother of the Forest and Emerson Pontes / Uýra Sodoma lead us through a fascinating narrative on nature and culture and how … Continue reading

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