1st Edition

Outlooks
Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures





ISBN 9780415124683
Published April 10, 2002 by Routledge
212 Pages

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Book Description

Outlook explores the relationship of lesbian and gay sexualities to visual representation. It reflects the richness of lesbian and gay ways of producing and reading visual cultures, at the same time as it tackles such burning issues as the advantage of adopting a queer perspective on past art, the responses of lesbian and gay artists to the AIDS crisis, and society's attempts to censor homosexual art.
This volume provides a space for lesbian and gay artists to exhibit their work and discuss its relationship to sexuality. It allows for a wide ranging theoretical and historical discussion of the place of lesbian and gay men within visual cultures and shows how much has been missed by a heterosexist approach to art history and the study of culture.
Richly illustrated, this book includes statements by contemporary lesbian and gay artists, photographers and performers as well as articles by art historians, cultural theorists and lesbians and gay activists.

Table of Contents

Emmanuel Cooper on Francis Bacon. Richard Dellamora on Warhol and postmodernism. Sunil Gupta on race and queer ar. Richard Kaye on the gay icon of St Sebastian. Wendy Leeks on Ingres and the lesbian viewer. Reina Lewis and Katrina Rolley on lesbians and the fashion spread. Thais Morgan on lesbianism and nineteenth century aestheticism. Carl Stychin on the censorship of lesbian and gay art. Simon Watney on the visual poetics of mourning.

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