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Queer Exhibition Histories

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  • Forthcoming, expected Spring 2023. You can pre-order this title in our webshop. Once the book is published, we will dispatch your order.
  • Highlights the work of LGBTQIA+ artists and curators who have increased their public presence in museums and society
  • This book aims to bring queer exhibitions out of their niche, to make them a full part of the art canon

Editor: Bas Hendrikx 

Editorial committee: Tawanda Appiah, Léon Kruijswijk, Valentina Iancu 

Contributors: Tawanda Appiah, Aaron Betsky, Övül Durmusoglu, Cédric Fauq, Aleksandra Gajowy, Jessica Gysel, Bas Hendrikx, Valentina Iancu, Katrin Kivimaa, Ryan Kearney, Léon Kruijswijk, Elisabeth Lebovici, Joci Márton, Edwin Nasr, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Francois Piron, Karol Radziszewski, Sylvia Sadzinski, Sara Salminen, Liang-Kai Yu

Fall 2022, Valiz with support from Mondriaan Fonds | paperback | 23 x 17 cm (h x w) | ca. 256 pp | English | ISBN 978-94-93246-13-3 | € 27,50


Queer Exhibition Histories comprises case studies highlighting the countless efforts, both large and small, of LGBTQIA+ artists and curators, centring on queer art exhibitions and their modes of documentation and archiving. Often, the legacy of these projects largely depends on personal archives, memories, and paraphernalia, with the overriding notion, or need, for public display. In these contexts, ‘public’ is relative in events that were either short-lived, held under the veil of domestic spaces, or kept exclusive for those ‘in the know’. Therefore, they were not exclusively artistic, but could equally be discursive, activist, educational, or serve as a tool for community building. At the intersection of queerness and contemporary art, this volume considers how the efforts of LGBTQIA+ artists have advanced their public presence in museums and society alike.