Date/Time: 05/02/2005 12:00 am
Gallery Talk: Gregg Bordowitz, Saturday, February 5th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
Sexual Politics Now
George W. Bush won the last election by appealing to the homophobia of a significant margin of the electorate. This resulted in the repressive ballot measures adopted in eleven states against the rights of lesbians and gays. The recent election is a harbinger of the ways the Republican party will use homophobia to increase its numbers. To consolidate its ranks, the Republicans will now try to appeal to poor people, people of color, and women by using gays, lesbians –and queers of all kinds — as scapegoats. Sexual politics are at the center of domestic politics now and they are intimately related to the Bush administration’s militaristic agenda abroad. What forms will dissent take to resist the dangerous combination of nationalism and moralism developing before us?
Book signing of Bordowitz’ new book, The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986-2003 (MIT Press), immediately following the lecture.
38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
In Association with the current Exhibition Log Cabin
Curated by Jeffrey Uslip as part of the Emerging Curators Series.