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Queering the Collection
International Center of Photography, NY
Book Launch
March 24, 2019
Throughout 2018, the ICP Library collectively produced more than six in-house library installations and events considering representation in libraries at large. The success of this initiative resulted in an increase of the ICP Library’s holdings of queer, gender non-binary imagemakers, and artists of color.

To celebrate the enriching dynamics of Queering the Collection and further bridge the gap between representation and collecting, the ICP Library collaborated with Be Oakley of GenderFail, along with Christopher Clary, Patricia Silva, and many other participating artists, curators, and bookmakers, to highlight these projects in a publication scheduled for release in March 2019.

The Queering the Collection publication features an introduction by Paul Soulellis, founder of Library of the Printed Web, along with interviews with participating artists and imagemakers, photographs, and in-depth accounts of the events. Queering the Collection is designed and printed by GenderFail.

Be Oakley
Christopher Clary
Emily Dunne
Patricia Silva
Paul Soulellis

Queering the Collection
International Center of Photography, NY
Workshop
March 25, 2018

I hosted a show-and-tell workshop for the ICP Library series Queering the Collection. Ten artists and collectives presented work that ranged from a zine project that documents the death of nine men at a 1970s gay bathhouse to a journal that promotes critical engagement with contemporary art and politics from artists, writers, and thinkers who work outside of mainstream discourses.Queering the Collection is a series of exhibitions and events originally conceived by Emily Dunne of the ICP Library and Be Oakley of GenderFail.

Aaron Krach
Andy Wentz, 
Anthony Malone
Linda LaBeija
Marcelo Gabriel Yáñez
Molly Soda
Mylo Mendez
Patricia Silva
Philip Tomaru
Shiv Kotecha 
Mark