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Queer artists are orphans of a different stripe. They have no conventional genealogy or lineage, no family history or record. Instead, queer people write their own history through dreams, desires, and longings; theirs is a history of things, an archaeology that affirms the existence of queerness in the artifacts of centuries past.

Curated by Avram Finkelstein, “FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction,” at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, undertakes the complicated task of excavating queer identity through a shared aesthetic. The show strives to sublimate the essential elements of what constitutes such an identity in the first place. How are artists today engaging with queerness in unexpected ways? more>