Queer Worldmaking

Cruising the Archive: Queer Worldmaking

January 24, 2012- May 31, 2012*

Queer Worldmaking presents a range of documents, photographs and ephemera from the collections at ONE Archives. This show includes some artworks, such as a drawing by activist Ivy Bottini, but will primarily present objects suitable for viewing in a library context. In many cases these archival materials are directly related to artworks exhibited in Wink Wink and Rare Looks. Queer Worldmaking will include queer publications from Los Angeles such as Vice Versa, ONE Magazine, Transvestia, and The Lesbian Tide, a silver lamé jacket worn by singer and club owner Beverly Shaw, photographs and materials related to FTM philanthropist Reed Erickson, performance ephemera from drag star Charles Pierce, an original mask by Radical Faerie mask-maker Kenneth Bartmess, and a pink leather motorcycle outfit worn by Lee Leonard in a Christopher Street West pride parade during the 1970s.

Opening reception on Tuesday, January 24, 2011, 5-7pm, followed by the panel discussion Queer Aesthetics and Archival Practices.
Reception presented by USC Libraries

Doheny Memorial Library, Treasure Room
University of Southern California (University Park Campus)
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0185

The Doheny Memorial Library is located in the center of campus at USC, adjacent to Alumni Park and across from Bovard Auditorium. The closest available public parking is located at Parking Structure 2 (PS2). Enter garage off of Flower Street north of Exposition Boulevard.
Admission is free
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 10:00pm; Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 9:00pm – 5:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm

* Please note, previous material listed Cruising the Archive: Queer Worldmaking as opening on January 11, 2012.