Tag Archives: queer

Yasumasa Morimura

Morimura’s “Self-Portrait as Art History”
“Art is basically entertainment,” says Yasumasa Morimura, “Even Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were entertainers. In that way, I am an entertainer and want to make art that is fun.” Continue reading Yasumasa Morimura

Nan Goldin


Nan one month after being battered, 1984

The ballad of sexual dependency

Aos cinquenta e cinco anos é uma das referências na fotografia contemporânea. Através de retratos e de fotografias de momentos íntimos, Goldin documenta a sua vida e a dos seus amigos. O conteúdo das imagens é muitas vezes mais importante do que a composição. O resultado é um documento único de uma forma de vida. Continue reading Nan Goldin

Duane Michals


The poet decorates his Muse with Verse, 2004

Duane Michals merges writing and photography into highly distinct and original bodies of work. Fed by literature, poetry, philosophy, film and art history, Michals moves between a melancholic gravity and a fanciful humor. Continue reading Duane Michals

Richard Prince

Nobody cannibalizes an image like Richard Prince, who has carved his place in contemporary art by recycling, reflecting, and reframing photographs, cartoons, advertisements, and other images already existing in the public sphere. Continue reading Richard Prince

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans’ photographic practice  encompasses a wide array of genres. His portraits, still-lifes, sky photographs (ie. the Concorde series), astrophotography, aerial shots and landscapes, were all motivated equally by aesthetic and political interests and in formulations of reality and truth claims – particularly in relation to homosexuality and gender identity. Tillmans puts it like this: “I take pictures, in order to see the world.” Continue reading Wolfgang Tillmans