Author(s)

Amelia Rose Righi

Graduation Year

2012

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Spring 5-7-2012

Major Department or Program

Gender Studies

Advisor(s)

Jan Christian Bernabe

Abstract

Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty Research Institute spanning sixty-nine cultural institutions across Southern California that seeks to assert the art historical and cultural significance of Southern California, and specifically, of Los Angeles. Open from October 2011 to April 2012, the unprecedented initiative brings together various cultural institutions, such as museums, galleries, colleges and universities, archival institutions, and community centers, and in doing so, transforms these spaces into exhibitional sites of discursive and narrative engagement. The only queer-specific exhibition within Pacific Standard Time, Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980: Rare Looks; Wink, Wink; and Queer Worldmaking is an expansive retrospective of the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. Cruising the Archive is a space for broader critiques of the queer archive and an embodiment of constantly becoming queer assemblage. The exhibit is a catalyst for reformations of Los Angeles’ queer historiography and queer knowledge production. Cruising the Archive possesses homonormative and radical significance and broadens notions of queerness, specifically through the inclusion of Sister Corita Kent and her serigraphs, E eye love and damn.

Page Count

43

Subject Headings

Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Pacific Standard Time (Project), Art -- Examinations -- Cruising the Archvie: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles‚ 1945-1980: Rare Looks: Wink‚ Wink, Narratives, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Queen theory, ONE Incorporated (Gay rights organization), Gender identity -- Sexual identity, Corita (1918-1986) -- Exhibitions, Jasbir K. Puar (1967- ), Judith Halberstam (1961- ), Whitman College 2012 -- Dissertation collection -- Gender Studies

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10349/1162

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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