Exhibitions Archive

San Francisco AIDS Foundation safer sex poster, 1992. Poster, 18 x 39 inches. Photography by Michele Clement. Design by Scott Sidorsky. ONE Poster Collection. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries

Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism

This exhibition examines thirty years of inspiring and defiant safer sex and harm-reduction activism through the collections at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
2018
Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

In collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art and part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this exhibition marks the first historical presentation of groundbreaking art, music, and performance from a network of queer Chicano artists in Southern California.
2017
Design by die Kränken with video stills from Sprayed with Tears, 2016. Courtesy of die Kränken

Die Kränken: Sprayed with Tears

Die Kränken examines the history of gay motorcycle clubs in Southern California through a variety of multimedia and performative strategies
2017
THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play

THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play

An exhibition of objects made by queer artists best known for their work in journalism, performance, film, and video
2016
Cheryl Dunye in a publicity image related to The Watermelon Woman, c. 1996. Photo by James Ford. Courtesy of Cheryl Dunye

Memoirs of a Watermelon Woman

An exhibition celebrating the legacy of queer filmmaker Cheryl Dunye and the twentieth anniversary of her seminal film The Watermelon Woman
2016
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Figure with Poppies, after R.B.N. (2604), 2015. Pigment print, 34 x 44 inches. Edition 1/5. Courtesy of the artist

A Subtle Likeness

This exhibition explores notions of biomythography and non-traditional archiving through performance, photography, collage, video, and sound installation to collectively merge personal histories and recontextualized narratives to hold space for a queer, Black radical tradition
2016
M. Lamar, Deathlessness (Awaiting an Awakening), Still from Funeral Doom Spiritual, 2016. Digital video. Courtesy of the artist

M. Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual

Drawing on Negro Spirituals that call for the end times, what Lamar calls Doom Spirituals, this installation at ONE Archives exhumes legacies of racial violence while longing for the forthcoming destruction of white supremacy
2016
Olaf Odegaard, Title unknown, c. 1985. Mixed media collage. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Cock, Paper, Scissors

This exhibition brings together works by an intergenerational group of fifteen queer artists who explore the collaged page or the scrapbook with diverse, erotically inclined tactics
2016
Sheree Rose, CLUB FUCK at the Christopher Street Pride Parade, 1991. Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose Collection. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

FUCK! Loss, desire, pleasure

This exhibition examines the legacy of the nightclub known as FUCK!, a gritty liminal space oppositional to both the neighborhood’s largely men-only leather bars as well as the clean-cut bars of West Hollywood
2016
KillyJoy's Kastle Haunted House

KillJoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House

This haunted house of freaky feminist skill sharing and paranormal consciousness-raising reanimates the archive of lesbian herstory with all its wonders and thorny complications. Expect horror.
2015
Art Aids America

Art AIDS America

Art AIDS America examines 30 years of artistic production made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States
2015