About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art


May 22–Jul 20, 2019


Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60614

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About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art is installed in five sections—Transgress, Transfigure, Transpose, Transform, and Transcendthat map a trajectory from political resistance to the overcoming of stable identity categories. A state-of-the-field survey of queer art today, About Face features works by a diverse group of artists from Colombia, India, Cuba, the UK, Sweden, South Africa, China, France, Indonesia, the United States, and Canada. The artists are trans, female, male, and intersex, as well as African or of African descent, Indigenous, Asian, White, and Latinx, and/or some combination of all of these. The exhibition includes Creative Capital Awardees María Elena González and Nick Cave.