Contemporary Art Versus Homophobia: A Lecture by Pawel Leszkowicz

Event Details

3502 Trousdale Parkway
Social Sciences Building (SOS), Room 250
USC University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0034

Find more information on the location and parking below.

Admission is free.

This lecture by visiting Senior Fulbright Scholar Pawel Leszkowicz will contextualize recent artworks and curatorial practices that thematize homophobic images and discourses in today’s Europe. On the other hand, a question is posed whether or not an anti-LGBTQ contemporary art/visual culture is developing, supported by political or religious organizations – with a significant social impact. The presented works are of a deeply affective character and far-reaching implications for sexual politics and society at large.

Lunch to be provided. Please RSVP to or 213.740.4552 by December 4.

Co-presented by the USC Dornsife Department of Art History and ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.



Pawel Leszkowicz is an art historian, academic and independent curator specializing in contemporary art and LGBTQ studies in Poland and the United Kingdom. He is the curator of the exhibition Ars Homo Erotica (2010) at the National Museum of Warsaw and author of the accompanying catalogue. He has written four books: Helen Chadwick: The Iconography of Subjectivity (2001); Love and Democracy: Reflections on the Homosexual Question in Poland (2005); Art Pride: Gay Art from Poland (2010); and The Naked Man: The Male Nude in Post-1945 Polish Art (2012). Leszkowicz is currently a visiting Senior Fulbright Scholar in the USC Dornsife Department of Art History.

Location & Parking

Social Sciences Building (SOS) is located on the USC’s University Park Campus., adjacent to McCarthy Quad and the Von KleinSmid Center (VKC). Parking on campus is currently $12. We would recommend parking at in garage #3 off Figueroa Street at McCarthy Way. Find a map of the USC campus here.


Image: Igor Grubić, East Side Story, 2006–08. Double-channel video