Queer Art

A Freak Theory

Renate Lorenz

Transcript-Verlag

Queer Art

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Pub Date: April 2012

ISBN: 9783837616859

180 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $26.50

Queer Art

A Freak Theory

Renate Lorenz

Transcript-Verlag

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. The book combines art theoretical debates 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.

About the Author

Renate Lorenz works as an artist and as an independent author, mostly in the fields of queer, gender, and art theory. She is professor of art and research at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.