Take a Virtual Tour Through This “Art after Stonewall” Exhibition
The 1969 uprising in New York City changed the art world—and the world at large—forever.
Peter Hujar: the legacy, life, and loves of the bohemian photographer
Peter Hujar Foundation director and friend Stephen Koch reflects on the photographer’s illustrious career and tense friendships with Robert Mapplethorpe and Diane Arbus
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The changing face of the ideal man
The ideal man is an archetype that changes with the times. A new Barbican exhibition asks – what does he look like, then and now?
by Yo Zushi
A Photography Show That Redefines Masculinity in the Age of #MeToo Is a Hit in London—See Images From It Here
Observer/Anthony Burgess prize for arts journalism 2020: Alastair Curtis on David Wojnarowicz
Does the Barbican’s Masculinities exhibition have important things to say about men?
For once, it’s the normative male who gets poked and prodded as a curiosity in this female-curated photography exhibition, and it may provoke bullish defensiveness among some. It forces Mark Hudson to look at himself
The subversive photographs of ‘masculinity’ that challenged tradition before their time
Eight controversial photos depicting masculinity
From Ana Mendieta to David Wojnarowicz, these are the photographic statements that made us stop and think
The art of love: 14 works that make our hearts beat faster
From Cupid to Kahlo to Keats — the artworks and objects that, when Valentine’s Day comes, encapsulate the power of love
Rebecca Jones: Head of Sale, Photographs
‘Peter Hujar met poet and visual artist David Wojnarowicz in 1980, a year before he made this portrait in his East Village studio. When I look at this picture, which was recently on show at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, I see the love between two people, both estranged from their birth families, left to build their own families within their marginalised community.
Peter Hujar: David Wojnarowicz Reclining (II), 1981. Vintage gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in (50.8 × 40.6 cm). Courtesy Peter Hujar Archive, Pace/MacGill Gallery, and Fraenkel Gallery
‘Wojnarowicz was diagnosed with AIDS shortly after Hujar’s own AIDS-related death in 1987. In an interview Wojnarowicz once said, “Everything I made, I made for Peter.”’
The Quiet Dignity of Peter Hujar
Any Answers: Michael Stipe
by Michael Grieve
There is one photograph that has had a profound effect on me. It’s by Peter Hujar of a man with an erect penis, called Seated Nude, Bruce de Sainte Croix from 1976. I saw it the first time I came to NYC in a small group show, and I had never seen nudity and sexuality shown with such grace and objectivity.
Planning Ahead: Ten Exhibitions You Can’t Afford to Miss in 2020
Masculinity, and its many complex and contradictory iterations, will take centre stage in a new exhibition opening at The Barbican in February. Masculinities: Liberation through Photography will include the work of over 50 photographers and filmmakers from the 1960s through today – from Kenneth Anger, Peter Hujar and David Wojnarowicz to Laurie Anderson, Collier Schorr and Rineke Dijkstra. Each of the featured works serves to debunk or disrupt the myths surrounding modern masculinity in some way, while exploring how masculinity is “experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed”. The show will be divided into six sections, tackling themes of queer identity, the black body, power and patriarchy, female perceptions of men, heteronormative hypermasculine stereotypes, fatherhood and family.
Peter Hujar brise les tabous de la culture queer
by Costanza Spina
At the Jeu de Paume
by Brian Dillon
Peter Hujar : Speed of Life
by Christophe Lunn
The Trash Couture of Stephen Varble
An artist who made a mockery of wealth and class pretensions is revivified as a prophet of possibility in a corrupted world. By Philomena Epps