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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



Fabio da Motta : a Brazilian artist who takes bondage to a whole different level

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    If you wanted to be coy about describing the work of Brazilian artist Fabio da Motta you would call it the art of Shibari.  It’s actually the Japanese word for bondage which da Motta combines with ikebana (flower arrangement) to produce some extraordinary images with excite worldwide fetish-enthusiasts and art lovers alike.   In a recent … Continue reading



The Emphatically Queer Career of Artist Perkins Harnly and His Bohemian Friends

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Perkins Harnly is a forgotten outsider artist whose work is held but not displayed at the Met, the New York Public Library, and the Smithsonian. A self-taught artist with a wonderful feel for Victorian/Edwardian maximalist decor and clothing is now featured in a brand new book just out: The Emphatically Queer Career of Artist Perkins … 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



AJAMU: ARCHIVAL SENSORIA

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  London’s CUBITT GALLERY is currently presenting a  solo exhibition of new and archival works that spotlight Black Queer legacies in Britain by photographer, artist-scholar, archive curator, and radical sex activist Ajamu X, curated by Languid Hands. Drawing on Ajamu’s personal archive, collected over the artist’s 30-year career, as well as previously unexhibited contact sheets, … Continue reading



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