The Lesbian Paintbrush

Essay by writer and visual artist Jane Eaton Hamilton, Canada I’ve been studying art in Paris museums further to my certificate work in painting from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have investigated the collections at the Musée d’Orsay, Musée Marmottan Monet, Musée de Montmartre, Centre Pompidou and…

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A new era of theory has recently emerged – we might call it “wild theory” – within which thinkers, scholars, and artists take a break from orthodoxy and experiment with knowledge, art, and the imagination, even as they remain all too aware of the constraints under which all three operate….

Subverting the Heteronormative frame in UK Public Museums

Text: Maria-Anna, UK I’m Maria-Anna and I’m currently at the final year of my PhD research. My general interests in museums relate to minority and disadvantaged groups’ representation, not only in terms of visitation but also in terms of cultural inclusion of them in collections. However, my PhD thesis focuses…

American Queer Art Censorship: What’s Up

A brief explanation of the cultural issues at play in the recent controversy over the queer Hide/Seek show at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C by Marlene Hoeber