Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Creating Queer Community

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Using the internet as a platform, young queer artists are redefining and reimagining the way we understand the LGBTQ+ community. The internet enables people to connect to more diverse populations, allows people a forum for self discovery and can provide a safe space for people to be more open about their identity. Creating a Queer Community highlights artists that have thrived in the online era and shares their stories of love and anger, sadness and celebration, and confusion and healing, as told through their work. Divided into three emotion-based categories, this exhibit juxtaposes the positive and negative aspects of being in the LGBTQ+ community, displaying how pain, hurt, sadness, happiness, love and joy are equally important in the process of finding one’s identity. The categories of love and anger, sadness and celebration, and confusion and healing are inspired by Gilbert Baker’s original pride flag design wherein each color was assigned an emotion integral to the experience of an LGBTQ+ member. Featuring a variety of mediums, ranging from video art to audio recordings to traditional painting, this exhibit captures the expansive and diverse nature of queer art, as well as focusing on artists who have typically been excluded from the mainstream art world.

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Representation and Exploitation in Pop Culture

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This exhibit examines the relationship between representation and exploitation in pop culture through the politics of advertisements and fashion campaigns, celebrity culture and social capital, and television and movies. The pieces investigate the harmful and beneficial sides of portraying nonnormative identities and experiences as well as ask how responsible different pop culture institutions are in offering this representation.

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Visual Tensions at Oberlin College

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This exhibit explores power and sexuality on Oberlin campus as defined by dynamics of visibility, appropriation, and use of spaces and subjects therein. It explores subliminal societal messages and how they are sustained by certain sights and patterns in everyday campus life at Oberlin College.

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