Newcity’s favorable review of The Great Refusal: Taking On New Queer Aesthetics sheds more light on the unifying themes and highlights of the ambitious fall show.
Newcity’s favorable review of The Great Refusal: Taking On New Queer Aesthetics sheds more light on the unifying themes and highlights of the ambitious fall show.
September 21

The Great Refusal Featured in Newcity and Bad at Sports

September 21, 2012—The September 20 issue of Newcity gave Chicago readers the latest review of The Great Refusal: Taking On New Queer Aesthetics,on view at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries through November 10. Contributor Bert Stabler (BFA 1997, MAAE 2003) identifies a unifying tone of the exhibition, writing that “nostalgic melancholia now typifies much of queer theory” before noting that “the negativity embedded in the title makes a thematic demand that much, but not all, of the work is equipped to address.” Local arts podcast Bad at Sports also featured the exhibition on its Top 5 Weekend Picks on September 13.