Hyperallergic Praises Innovative Anthology from SAIC’s David Getsy

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David Getsy, ed., Queer, Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art (MIT Press, 2016)
Publication Date: 
May 26, 2016

SAIC’s David Getsy is one of the strongest voices at the forefront of queer studies, so it’s no surprise that Queer, his recent addition to MIT and Whitchapel Galleries’ Documents on Contemporary Art, received applause from Hyperallergic. The publication's review, penned by Francesco Dama, observes that Getsy’s book is “one of the only anthologies on queer contents in art.”

Queer defies many of the series’ conventions, hoisting up the voices of queer artists instead of theorists. “As a result,” writes Dama, “readers get a fresher, more operative look at the subject, which is one of the book’s greatest merits.” The reviewer also addresses how Getsy highlights the finely-tuned nuances of queerness in art, stating that the professor “acutely recognizes the subversive nature of the term.”

To read the full review, visit Hyperallergic.