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Documentation of The Transfused, a rock opera

Documentation of The Transfused, a rock opera with music by Rachel Carns and Radio Sloan; lyrics and vocals by Nomy Lamm; and story by Rachel Carns, Freddie Fagula, Nomy Lamm, Radio Sloan and Emily Stern, 2000 [Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, Aug 13-Jun 4] Photo © and courtesy of Tae Won Yu

Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects:
The Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Seattle WA – Aug 13, 2016-Jun 4, 2017

In the vein of Marcel Broodthaers and other Postmodern artists who critique institutions such as art museums, Chris E. Vargas founded an art museum and became its executive director. The wholly imaginary Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art is debuting in the former bookshop of the Henry Art Gallery with an introductory survey of transsexual artists and individuals, Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects. A spinoff of the Smithsonian Institution publication, History of America in 101 Objects, and the British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, the UW exhibit borrows from the UW Allen Library archives as well as from artists such as Darius X, Jono Vaughan and Lorenzo Triburgo.

Videos, archival and fine art photographs, clothing, sculptures, paintings and assemblages trace the rise of transgender rights and practices in the Pacific Northwest and highlight examples of art by transgender artists who approach their situations with humour, sadness and a frank acceptance of a sexual condition that has been alternately vilified, persecuted, ridiculed and, now, accepted. Scheduled are a series of lectures, panels, film screenings and performances on the UW campus and at other related city sites.

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Matthew Kangas

Lorenzo Triburgo. Untitled Aerial 03

Lorenzo Triburgo. Untitled Aerial 03 (from Policing Gender) (2015), archival pigment print [Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, Aug 13-Jun 4] Image courtesy of the artist

Jono Vaughan, Brandy Martell, 400 block of 13th Street near Franklin Street, Oakland, CA

Jono Vaughan, Brandy Martell, 400 block of 13th Street near Franklin Street, Oakland, CA (from Project 42) (2016), digital painting and collage [Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, Aug 13-Jun 4] Image courtesy of the artist

Micha Cárdenas, Pregnancy

Micha Cárdenas, Pregnancy (2013), digital HD video [Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, Aug 13-Jun 4] Video still courtesy of the artist © Micha Cárdenas

Storme Webber, Noirish Lesbiana: Butch Is

Storme Webber, Noirish Lesbiana: Butch Is (2016), video still [Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, Aug 13-Jun 4] Courtesy of the artist



 Sun, Nov 6, 2016