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  Outlooks Outlooks   reveals the rich and diverse contribution that visible and confident lesbian and gay publics have made to the visual world. Asking such questions as whether there is a need for aspecifically queer perspective on past art, how have lesbian and gay artists responded to the AIDScrisis and society’s attempts to censor homosexual art, Outlooks   analyses the involvement of lesbiansand gay men in visual culture.Offering a sense of something shared with others, this volume provides a space for lesbian andgay artists to exhibit their work and discuss its relationship to society. In critical essays, it allowsfor a wide ranging theoretical and historical discussion of the activities of lesbian and gay men asconsumers and producers of art and shows how much has been missed by a heterosexist approachto art history and the study of culture.Richly illustrated with over forty images, many the work of the contributors, the book includesstatements by contemporary lesbian and gay artists, photographers and performers as well ascritical articles by art historians, cultural theorists and lesbian and gay activists.Emmanuel Cooper on Francis BaconRichard Dellamora on Warhol and postmodernismSunil Gupta on race and queer artRichard Kaye on the gay icon of Saint Sebastian Wendy Leeks on Ingres and the lesbian viewerReina Lewis and Katrina Rolley on lesbians and the fashion spreadThaïs Morgan on lesbianism and nineteenth-century aestheticismCarl Stychin on the censorship of lesbian and gay artSimon Watney on the visual poetics of mourning With statements from contemporary artists: Robert Farber, Sadie Lee, Veronica Slater, LawrenceSteger and Iris Moore, Matthew Stradling, and Cherry Smyth on Tessa Boffin.The editors, Peter Horne  and Reina Lewis , both teach in the Department of Cultural Studiesat the University of East London.  Outlooks   Lesbian and gaysexualities and visual cultures Edited by Peter Horne and Reina Lewis London and New York
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