Bound Together: Leather, sex, archives, and contemporary art (Rethinking Art's Histories) (Paperback)

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What are the archives of gay and lesbian leather histories, and how have contemporary artists mined these archives to create a queer politics of the present? This book sheds light on an area long ignored by traditional art history and LGBTQ studies, examining the legacies of the visual and material cultures of US leather communities. It discusses the work of contemporary artists such as Patrick Staff, Dean Sameshima, Monica Majoli, AK Burns and AL Steiner, and the artist collective Die Kr nken, showing how archival histories and contemporary artistic projects might be applied in a broader analysis of LGBTQ culture and norms. Hanky codes, blurry photographs of Tom of Finland drawings, a pin sash weighted down with divergent histories - these become touchstones for writing leather histories.

About the Author


Andy Campbell is Assistant Professor of Critical Studies at USC Roski School of Art and Design
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526142825
ISBN-10: 1526142821
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Rethinking Art's Histories