Desire As Politics, an exhibit of eight LGBTQ+ film and video works, is being shown at the Valade Gallery until March 10 during regular gallery hours.
Co-curator Scott Northrup says, “The 8 works in this show offer a range of queer positions exploring desire in many forms — through nascent and overt sexuality, longing and loss, comfort and acceptance, and the defining and blurring of lines.”
According to the booklet that is available in the gallery, the exhibit “presents a selection of LGBTQ perspectives in contemporary film and video from 1985 to 2017.”
Scott Northrup and Jonathan Rajewski created the exhibit together with the learning goal of having viewers find their place in and around the work.
Northrup says, “We did not curate from a didactic standpoint and there is plenty of room for viewers to find their own way into these intimate, thought-provoking, life affirming works.”
The Valade Gallery is located on the first floor of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education at the College for Creative Studies, 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit, MI 48202. Regular gallery hours are Wed. through Sat., noon to 5pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. There is free parking available in the CCS parking structure on Baltimore, in between Cass and Second.