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

Melissa Wilkinson : FATA MORGAN: a new Exhibit of her superb hybrid portraiture that questions gender performance

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Regular readers of QUEERGURU will know that we are major fans of Alex Guerra part owner of Hotel Gaythering in Miami Beach and visionary creator of  ART GAYSEL.   Guerra,  also an artist,  is  a passionate promoter of queer art from both up-and-coming and established queer artists around the globe. The Miami Beach event runs at … 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

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

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