Things: A Queer Legacy of Graphic Art and Play - Curt McDowell, Tom Rubnitz, and Robert Ford

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"This screening program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition 'THINGS: A Queer Legacy of Graphic Art and Play,' taking place this summer at Participant Inc, which will showcase objects made by artists best known for their work in journalism and the moving image. Drafted during moments of leisure and distributed largely through social means, the paintings, drawings, and printed matter collected in THINGS harness the quiet radicality of their activist origins. Anthology’s film series will shed light on the under-represented cinematic works crafted by these queer luminaries, from the oversexed 16mm docu-fantasias of Curt McDowell, to the candy-hued early video art of Tom Rubnitz, through work made within the radical AIDS activist communities of Chicago-based publisher Robert Ford, and the contemporary artists sustaining these vanguard visions by creating forbidden zones and alarmingly personal works."