Faculty Writing: Circuit Parties and Queer Memory and Labor Struggles at the Museum

For the LARB, Joe Osmundson discusses Andrew Holleran’s Dancer from the Dance, the death of a generation, and queer pleasure in post-AIDS NYC: “Books can tell us about who we were, and who we are. And they can connect us to a generation of faggots we lost, and to a city — to a New York — full of crime and grit and public sex, full of cheap housing and working-class fags, a version of this city that is unlikely to ever exist again.”

For Frieze, Alyssa Battistoni discusses the battle to unionize New Museum staff, in connection with the opening of the Hans Haacke exhibition, “All Connected.” Battistoni writes: “ As artists are asked to withdraw their work from institutions supported by the makers of teargas and opioids, certainly they should also be expected to withdraw work from institutions denying workers’ rights… How can we take the relationship between art and politics as seriously as Haacke has insisted we must?”

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