Bound Together - Leather, Sex, Archives and Contemporary Art

Author(s): Andy Campbell; Amelia Jones (Series edited by)

lgbti | art theory

What are the archives of gay and lesbian leather histories, and how have contemporary artists mined these archives to create a queer politics of the present? This book sheds light on an area long ignored by traditional art history and LGBTQ studies, examining the legacies of the visual and material cultures of US leather communities. It discusses the work of contemporary artists such as Patrick Staff, Dean Sameshima, Monica Majoli, AK Burns and AL Steiner, and the artist collective Die Kr nken, showing how archival histories and contemporary artistic projects might be applied in a broader analysis of LGBTQ culture and norms. Hanky codes, blurry photographs of Tom of Finland drawings, a pin sash weighted down with divergent histories - these become touchstones for writing leather histories.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781526142825
  • : Manchester University Press
  • : Manchester University Press
  • : December 2019
  • : January 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andy Campbell; Amelia Jones (Series edited by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 280