SFMOMA's Prop 8 Exhibit: "The Air We Breathe"

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SFMOMA's Prop 8 Exhibit: "The Air We Breathe"

SFMOMA is running a new exhibit, "The Air We Breathe," by curator Apsara DiQuinzio, which functions as an artistic dialogue about Prop 8, gay marriage, and gay rights at large. 

DiQuinzio commissioned 30 LGBT artists and 8 poets to contribute to the exhibit. Her impetus for the project, she told the LA Times, was the desire to contribute to the Prop 8 debate as an artist and through art itself: "So often events unfold around us in the world and artists don't often get to actively participate...." 

(Johanna Calle, Untitled (roles), 2011)

(Raymond Petition, No Title (Paint fills them...), 2003)

 

The Museum also broadcasted a series of public discussions (on "law," "culture," and "politics," respectively), "The Air We Breathe—Marriage Equality: Status Update," which you can watch at SFMOMA's website. Here is the second session, on "Culture," with panelists Paul Boneberg (executive director of the GLBT Historical Society) and Cleve Jones (LGBT and AIDS activist):

 

 

"The Air We Breathe" runs through 20 February 2012. Visit sfmoma.org for more information.



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Grace Moon's picture

facinating. Wish I could

facinating. Wish I could check this out. Totally into the intersection of visual arts and words.

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