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Catherine Opie Exhibit at the Guggenheim

12/22/2008  |  15 Comments

I spent Sunday afternoon wandering through the Guggenheim, revisiting the exhibit of the Catherine Opie retrospective. I'm not sure how much of it I can really put into words, which is why I haven't mentioned it yet, here - I've wanted to write up just how powerful it is to see images of queers hanging in a museum gallery. How powerful, but also how strange and revealing, how vulnerable. I stood in the portrait galleries, tears streaming down my face, reaching for my handkercheif, attempting not to notice the way that other galleryviewers were watching me interact with the photographs. Here is a sampling of some of the photograph series included in this amazing retrospective.more