Queer artists and artists of color have never enjoyed the same recognition as their white, heterosexual counterparts. This disparity extends to the art historical record, making learning about these artists from mainstream sources nearly impossible. However, a new generation of scholars is working to illuminate to work these artists produce and the number of relevant books and journal articles has greatly increased. This does not mean the gap has closed, but there are now more high-quality resources that one can use to research queer artists than ever before. Below is a selection of resources to learn more about the artists in Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
- Arrizón, Alicia. Queering mestizaje: transculturation and performance. n.p.: Ann Arbor:
University of Michigan Press, c2006., 2006.
- Bryan-Wilson, Julia. “‘Phantom sightings: art after the chicano movement’.” Artforum
International no. 10 (2008): 432.
- Cvetkovich, Ann. An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003.
- Faderman, Lillian, and Stuart, 1957- Timmons. Gay L.A: a history of sexual outlaws, power
politics, and lipstick lesbians. n.p.: Basic Books, 2006.
- Muñoz, José Esteban. Disidentifications: Queers of color and the performance of politics.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
- Nogueira, Fernanda and Fernando Davis. “Managing Precariousness: The Poetic-Political
Powers of the Mail Art Network.” Artecontexo 24 (2009): 38.
- Rodriguez, Richard T. “Queering the Homeboy Aesthetic.” Aztlan: A Journal Of Chicano
Studies 31, no. 2 (2006): 127-137.
- Sanromán, Lucia. “PST Mexican American and Chicano Exhibitions Legitimize the
Periphery.” Art Journal 71, no. 1 (2012): 76-87.
Reading list courtesy of ICI.
Image: Installation view of Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at the Gund Gallery. Courtesy of the Gund Gallery.