Queer Art

A Freak Theory

A queer theory of visual art – based on extensive readings of art works Queer Art traces the question of how strategies of denormalization initiated by visual arts can be continued through writing. In the book's three chapters art theoretical debates are combined with queer theory, post-colonial theory, and (dis-)ability studies, proposing the three terms radical drag, transtemporal drag, and abstract drag. The works discussed include those by Zoe Leonard, Shinique Smith, Jack Smith, Wu Ingrid Tsang, Ron Vawter, Bob Flanagan, Henrik Olesen, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sharon Hayes, and Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz.

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2012-03-01, 180 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-1685-9

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Renate Lorenz

Renate Lorenz, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Österreich

"Renate Lorenz focuses on a description of the appearance of the ›freak‹ as a cultural practice that not only offers alternatives to conventional relations of social power through interventions and images but also constitutes more than a simple critique or subversion of social norms. What is special about her work is that her theory links poststructuralist approaches with typical elements of the freak show [...] and thereby generates innovative intersections that go beyond what has been so far characteristic of the queer. Lorenz thus adds new aspects to the academic field."
Silke Förschler, sehepunkte [German monthly Open Access review journal for historiography and art studies], 13 (2013)
"An exciting read for those invested in queer theory and gender studies as well as for those with an interest in the fine arts and performance art."
Gloria Höckner, fiber [German magazine for feminist and pop-cultural issues, appears twice a year], 21 (2012)
"A very complex book that manages to be comprehensive - and infectious at the same time."
Persson Perry Baumgartinger, Stimme [quarterly magazine published by the Austrian 'Initiative Minderheiten' ('Initiative Minorities')], 85 (2012)
Author(s)
Renate Lorenz
Book title
Queer Art A Freak Theory
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
180
Features
kart., zahlr. farb. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-1685-9
DOI
Commodity Group
1726
BIC-Code
JFSK ABA
BISAC-Code
SOC012000 ART009000
THEMA-Code
JBSJ ABA
Release date
2012-03-01
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Kunst
Readership
Queer Theory, Art Theory, Cultural Sciences, Temporality Studies
Keywords/Tags
Visual Arts, Queer, Performance, Video, Photography, Drag, Chronopolitics, Gender, Arts, Queer Theory, Theory of Art, Visual Studies, Cultural Studies

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