Queer Art(ists) Now

‘That’s one of the things that “queer” can refer to: the open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps, dissonances and resonances, lapses and excesses of meaning…’ – Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Queer Art(ists) Now
Presented by And What? Queer Arts Festival and Pilot Press

This eclectic new exhibition located in the large, spacious vault of the old Hackney archives in Haggerston features over 50 artists, performers and makers and offers an insight into the breadth and politics of queer art practice today. 

Together with a series of events, the exhibition offers a focused view of the practices that have formed and continue to shape contemporary queer art, including works by Linder, Prem Sahib, Rottingdean Bazaar, Holly Johnson, Princess Julia, Keith Vaughan, Jeffrey Hinton, John Booth, Urara Tsuchiya, David Hoyle, Paul Chisholm and graduates of the Goldsmiths MFA. 

Over 40 artists out of over 200 applications were selected by our panel, Andrew Ellerby (And What? Director), Olivia Laing (Writer: The Lonely City, Frieze magazine), Evan Ifekoya (Artist) and Richard Dodwell (Pilot Press) to be included in a salon-style exhibition that will take place at Archive Gallery, part of the Mill Co. Project space in Haggerston, London, between Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th October.

Private View: Thursday 12 October, 6 - 9 PM
inc. drinks, canapés and performances

List of events:

Friday 13 October
Queer Life Drawing class, 7 - 9 pm

Saturday 14 October
Perfomance dinner (details to be announced)
with Urara Tsuchiya and Richard Dodwell

The exhibition is run as a not-for-profit with prices of the work determined by the artist, with any profit from sales being returned directly to them.

In addition to the above, Queer Art(ists) Now will be raising money for survivors and local residents of Grenfell Tower, in support of future activism and a planned one-year on memorial project organised by local activist groups. Anyone involved in the exhibition has the option to donate their work to the cause and many of our invited artists have already very kindly agreed to do so. 

This exhibition is for them, for us, and our collective struggle for a world without arms manufacturers, poverty, destruction and those who would wish to deny us our humanity and freedom.

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QUEER ARTISTS NOW, ARCHIVE GALLERY, LONDON, OCTOBER, 2017.

The exhibition Queer Art(ists) Now will provide a snap-shot of what artists within our communities are making right now; an insight into the thoughts, preoccupations, aesthetics, and politics of queer artists. We are interested in the work YOU are making, the content and style is influenced by what you submit. So whilst you are Queer/LGBTQIA+ the work does not necessarily have to represent this, but equally can, and will. The exhibition will present a kaleidoscope of your artistry, as a window on what the fuck is going on.

Up to 50 artists will be selected by our panel to be included in a salon-style exhibition taking place at Archive Gallery in Haggerston, London, between Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th October. 

Up to 50 artists will be selected by our panel to be included in a salon-style exhibition taking place at Archive Gallery in Haggerston, London, between Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th October. 

" The Worlds most painful Dildo "

im pleased to say " Viral Load " sold at Christies to a private buyer raising a lot of money for the Terrence Higgins Trust. There has been a lot of publicity about the piece which is all good. However as always with the Media some quotes have been taken out of context. Which saddens me. No one is to blame for a virus and no one should face discrimination, blame or stigma. We are all accountable for our own actions and the consequences that become us. "|Viral load" was originally created to visualise the virus and the pain caused by contracting it. It was NEVER intended to " Get back at " or hurt anyone. " a voodoo doll can also be used for good in your own life or in the lives of others: for love, healing, protection, success" Kind Regards The Artist Mr Paul David Chisholm

You are quite the subversive lad! Quite the provocateur. I was most impressed with your piece Viral Load. As a sculptor myself, I relate best to 3-D form. This is a powerful piece – odd, though, that the excellent accompanying commentary doesn’t mention black as the colour of death. This penis is in part undoubtedly a powerful a statement precisely because it uses black. The HIV crisis was called the “Plague” in my day with its obvious reference to the Black Death/Plague. Is this curator so afraid of not being politically correct he dare not reference black’s symbolic association lest it impute black men’s penises, too? Possibly. Certainly, he views the relevance of the red colour chosen for the pins on the glans as worthy of comment and that they signify ‘Danger” [i.e. HIV virus in the ejaculate] Neither does he reference that this penis is erect. The fact that only in its erect state can the penis be an HIV vector is an important feature . The tumescence is relevant. – ready for action/loaded, so to speak. Flaccid, a penis is not a threat for infection. Bruce Flowers Curator Art Critic 2017

Links To Press 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/606939/World-most-painful-dildo-sex-toy-charity-auction-HIV-positive

http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/20/this-pin-studded-dildo-could-be-the-worlds-most-painful-sex-toy-6585744/

Viral Load THT AUCTION @ Christies, London 2017

Im pleased to anounce my work is up for grabs in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust !

To buy tickets please see : http://www.tht.org.uk/get-involved/Special-events

To view the online Auction book : https://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/Files/Auction/Auction%202017.pdf

To Bid on My art : https://www.tht.org.uk/get-involved/Special-events/The-Auction/Online-auction-lots/Paul-Chisholm

 

THT is a charity i will forver be in debt to without them at the end of the phone i may well have jumped of a cold dark mountain in Switzerland... the work they do saves peoples lives ! 

Everyday Exhibition, New York 2016

Curated by Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz and Hugh Ryan, "Everyday" explores the AIDS crisis (historically and currently) through the lens of art and ephemera that looks at and evidences daily experiences & practices in response to HIV/AIDS.

November 17 - December 10, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17, 6–9 PM   

Curator & Artist Talk: Wednesday, December 7, 6-8

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 1pm – 7:00pm

 

The exhibition includes artwork and ephemera by Babycastles, Anne Balsamo, Barton Lidice Beneš, Jean Carlomusto, Curtis CarmanPaul Chisholm, Ian Clyde, darkroom danny, T De Long, Chloe Dzubilo, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, fierce pussy, Avram Finkelstein, Peggy Frank, Fuck Laws Flash Collective, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Carl GeorgeFelix Gonzalez-TorresJohn HanningEva Hayward, Edward Hochschild, Mark S. King, Kia Labeija, Carol Leigh, Nancer LemoinsGin Fong Louie, Dale MacDonald, Joyce McDonald, Juanita Mohammed, Ray NavarroLuna Luis OrtizGrahame Perry, Poster Virus, LJ Roberts, Randy Freedomclay Rogers, Fábian Rios Rubino, Ivan Safrin, Dudley Saunders, Loren Schmidt, James SimmondsMichael Slocum, Southern Living AIDS Quilt, Zara Steadman, Hugh Steers, Nelson Sullivan, Justin B. Terry-Smith, Prashast Thapan, The NAMES Project, James Wentzy, Frederick WestonJessica Whitbread, Jon Winet, Albert Winn and Tanya Wischerath.  

Curatorial Statement: "AIDS is an everyday experience. By this, we mean it is both common and ongoing; quotidian and unending. Yet its history – like all history – is being written in Boldfaced Names and Significant Dates, especially those from the near past. Like the moon that eclipses the sun because it is closer to our frame of reference, the enormity of that moment of the AIDS crisis threatens to blind us to both the sprawling present and the unknowable future. Moreover, the significance of this artist or that day is always less than the significance of the cumulative reality of life in the time of AIDS.  

In EVERYDAY, we bring together work that engages with the “now” of AIDS, both historically and currently. Some of the work uses the materials of AIDS, from pills to pamphlets, while other pieces chronicle daily responses, from protest to prayer. Much of the work speaks in the vernacular of its own moment, whether that be wheatpaste, VHS, or an app. Some of it is made by professional artists whose gift is to speak of and to the world around them, while other pieces were made by intuitive creators who were driven to respond to the crisis as one mode of survival – the same spirit that drove us to make this exhibition.  

Someday we will have a cure, and the infrastructure and political will to get it to everyone who needs it. But until then, AIDS is EVERYDAY."  

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Public events are supported by Humanities New York.

A special Everyday 2017 Calendar was created for the exhibition and will be available online and at the gallery after December 7, 2016

The Artists Bond - New members ...

The Artists’ Bond is a collective venture for UK-based artists looking for a lucky break, managed by the Agent Ellie Harrison.

It currently has 160 artist members across the UK. Together we have £4,800 invested in Premium Bonds. At the start of each month we stand a chance of winning an equal share of the £1,000,000 jackpot prize. Follow our fate in the news section.

HISTORY

The Artists’ Bond was established in 2011 by the forty members of the Artists’ Lottery Syndicate (which ran from 1 July 2010 – 1 July 2011). Together we chose to re-invest our annual winnings in a new long-term collective venture which would create a bond between us over the course of our careers.

In 2012 and 2013 ‘open calls’ invited more artists to join The Artists’ Bond, bringing the membership to a total of 120. After two ‘fallow years’ allowing the Agent to recover from all the paperwork, another ‘open call’ was issued in 2016, focussing on expanding our membership in Scotland.

This website was developed and funded as part of Ellie Harrison’s The Glasgow Effect and launched in September 2016 to welcome our forty new artist members. Designed and built by Glasgow-based web designer Neil Scott, it features a map showing the distribution of our membership around the UK.

Crouch End Open Studios, London

Crouch End Open Studios 7th & 8th of May 2016 / April 30, 2016

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am a contemporary Artist who has recently moved to crouch hill As you may be aware the weekend of the 7th and 8th of May is Crouch end open studios and due to unforeseen circumstances I am not an official Artist on the list. However i will be opening my Studio to the public over the weekend. Please feel free to pop in and take a look at my Art and have a cup of Tea.

 

Kindest Regards

Mr Paul David Chisholm

 

Day With (OUT) ART 2015

Im pleased to announce that my work has been curated into an online web gallery for this years day with (out) Art Check out the press release for more information. 

 

 

 

For this year’s Day With(out) Art 2015, Visual AIDS collaborated with 9 influential artists, activists and curators— Bill Arning, Ian Alteveer, Chris Vargas, Rae Lewis-Thornton, Mark S. King, Allen Frame, Maria Mejia, Jack Mackenroth, and Kimberly Drew—to present RADIANT PRESENCE. 

 

RADIANT PRESENCE is a digital slideshow with images from the Visual AIDS' Artist+ Registry, the largest database of works by artists with HIV/AIDS. RADIANT PRESENCE features artwork by artists living with HIV/AIDS and those who are no longer with us. The artwork is interspersed with current statistics and information about HIV/AIDS today. 

 

For the 26th annual Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS has partnered with art institutions, AIDS-service organizations, and universities for screenings and public programs to highlight RADIANT PRESENCE internationally. Visual AIDS has also coordinated large-scale outdoor projections of RADIANT PRESENCE in highly visible public locations in New York City, San Francisco and Miami (during Art Basel) for December 1. The RADIANT PRESENCE video will premiere on Visual AIDS' website (www.visualaids.org) on December 1, 2015.

 

At this point in the AIDS epidemic, over 39 million people have died of AIDS-related causes. The nature of the crisis has changed, however, so that nearly just as many people, 36 million, are living with HIV today. In this context, RADIANT PRESENCE showcases the resilience and vitality of Visual AIDS’ Artist Members and their artwork, preserving the radiance of those who have passed while provoking dialogue about the needs and experiences of people living with HIV.

 

RADIANT PRESENCE provokes conversations about HIV criminalization and stigma, access to treatment, the shifting demographics of people living with HIV and the disproportionate effect of the epidemic on communities of color and transwomen.

 

RADIANT PRESENCE is inspired by the 25th Anniversary of Electric Blanket, an epic slide show about AIDS created by photographers Nan Goldin, Allen Frame and Frank Franca for Visual AIDS which intersperses the work of over 200 photographers with slide texts that include demographics, data, and slogans about AIDS worldwide. The slide show, initially projected on the façade of Cooper Union on December 1 1990, was later projected on public walls and buildings internationally.

 

On and around World AIDS Day, December 1, 2015, RADIANT PRESENCE will reach thousands of viewers through public screenings, social media and public programs in museums, art institutions, universities, AIDS service organizations and online venues.

 

Artists featured in the slideshow include: Stephen Andrews, AZT, Jurgen Baldiga, Bizzy Barefoot, Barton Lidice Beneš, Luis Carle, Walt Cessna, Tseng Kwong Chi, Lucretia Crichlow, Darkroom Danny, Chloe Dzubilo, Brent Nicholson Earle, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Benjamin Fredrickson, Tim Greathouse, Max Greenberg, Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, Veritee Reed Hall, John Hanning, W. Benjamin Incerti, Derek Jackson, Shan Kelley, Kia Labeija, Nancer LeMoins, David McDiarmid, Joyce McDonald, Kissa Millar, Mark Morrisroe, Jon Nalley, Ray Navarro, Luna Luis Ortiz, Richard Renaldi, Hunter Reynolds, Juan Rivera, Eric Rhein, Jeffrey Scott, Steed Taylor, Hector Toscano, L. Robert Westeen, Jorge Veras, Bruce Volpone, Albert Winn, Martin Wong, David Wojnarowicz, Lina Yaroslavska

 

 

 

In addition to the slideshow, each curator also produced individual web galleries featuring: Alex Aleixo, Ali, Rob Anderson, Kelvin Atmadibrata, Crawford Barton, Jaiden Benz, Bern Boyle, Vincent Chevalier, Paul Chisholm, Vincent Cianni, Ray Cook, Bruce Cratsley, Joe De Hoyos, Jimmy De Sana, John Douglas, John Dugdale, Steven Dwayne Bryk, Darrel Ellis, Robert Flack, Martin Freeman, Robert Getso, Félix González-Torres, Hervé Guibert, Sunil Gupta, Hannecke Gustavo, Keith Haring, Michael Harwood, horea, Peter Hujar, Leslie Kaliades, John Kelly, John Lathram III, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andrew McPhail, Greg Mitchell, Steve Muench, Kyle Nylund, Rob Ordonez, Jo Ori, Ian Richards, Peter Robinson Jr, Javier Rocabado, Rafael Sánchez, Rene Santos, Tracy Silverberg, Jack Smith, Javier Soriano, Alex Sparrowhawk, Andrew Spencer, stVincent, Wyatt Tan, Kurt Weston, Daniel Williams, Dirk H. Wilms, Andrew Zealley

November 30, 2015