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Working on the Keepin' On exhibition. Pictured from left to right: Paula Grant, Jewelle Gomez, Georgia Brooks, 1991. Photo by Morgan Gwenwald.

Images on which to build, 1970s-1990s

Mar 10, 2023 - Jul 30, 2023

Through photographic documentation of activism, education, and media production within trans, queer, and feminist grassroots organizing of the 1970s through the 1990s, Images on which to build reveals the technologies through which influential image cultures were constructed and circulated. The exhibition presents a range of photographic practices to explore the process of learning within alternative schools, workshops, demonstrations, dance clubs, slideshow presentations, correspondences, and community-based archive projects. Featured artists and collectives include: Diana Solís, Joan E. Biren (JEB), Lola Flash, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, ART+Positive and the Sexual Minorities Archives, among others.

Curated by Ariel Goldberg

Images on which to build, 1970s-1990s has been co-organized with the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
. The exhibition was originally presented as a FotoFocus exhibition on the occasion of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record on September 30, 2022-February 12, 2023.

Ariel Goldberg's curatorial essay is available to read at this link.