Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Art Apart: Set Your Mind Free with Images That Are Beautiful, Challenging, and Gay

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Art Apart: Set Your Mind Free with Images That Are Beautiful, Challenging, and Gay

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With no fewer than eight queer-identified artists in spring's Whitney Biennial, lesbian and gay culture vultures are ever more visible in high-art museum venues. Here are some choice things to see, from whiter to spring:

Brian Eno and Todd Haynes

Museum of Modern Art New York City October 7 Queer filmmaker Todd Haynes (Safe, Velvet Goldmine, and Far From Heaven) is being acknowledged by the Museum of Modern Art for his film soundtracks by sound-meister Brian Eno.

Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Berkeley Art Museum Berkeley, Calif. January 26-August 7 Curator Tirza Latimer presents the fascinating story of French writer and intellectual Lucie Schwob (alias Claude Cahun) and her stepsister and lover Suzanne Malherbe (alias Marcel Moore). In the early 20th century the couple created an extraordinary series of photographs that are part performance art, part surrealism, "Acting Out" presents about a hundred works that illuminate the little-studied world of 1920s and 1930s experimental theater, in which Cahun and Moore played active roles. …

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