ONE Archives Organizes “Cut Ups: Queer College Pratices” at the Leslie-Lohman Museum

October 26, 2016

Earlier this month, the exhibition Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices opened at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York. The exhibition is organized by ONE Archives at the USC Libraries and the ONE Archives Foundation and was originally presented as Cock, Paper, Scissors in Los Angeles last spring. The exhibition will remain on view at Leslie-Lohman through December 18, 2016. The accompanying catalogue is available from ONE Archives here.


Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices
October 14 – December 18, 2016

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, New York 10013

Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices brings together works by an intergenerational group of fourteen queer and feminist artists who each explore collage with diverse, erotically inclined tactics. The works in this show draw from print culture and pornography, dating from the era of gay and women’s liberation to the present. While collage has typically been understood through the lens of modernism and the historical avant-garde or through postmodernism and pastiche, Cut Upsdoes not call on these frameworks. Rather, this exhibition presents collages—whether discovered in the archives or coming out of contemporary art practices—that demonstrate pornographic inspirations and world-making ambitions.

Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices was first exhibited in Los Angeles as Cock, Paper, Scissors (April 2 – July 10, 2016) organized by David Evans Frantz, Lucas Hilderbrand, and Kayleigh Perkov.

Image: (top) Installation view of Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices, October 14 – December 18, 2016 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Photo by Stanley Stellar