Working in an array of artistic media including photography, video, sculpture, classical music and the spoken word, transgender artists are sharing their stories and experiences, their trauma and hope, their pasts and futures -- on their own terms. Whether defining themselves as transgender, gender variant, transfeminine or gender failure, the following artists challenge our current understandings of identity while paving the way for a more aware and accepting future. With skill, bravery, humor and passion, the following artists interpret transgender life in radically different ways, revealing the infinitely multifaceted reality of the trans experience.
Juliet Jacques profiles the photographer Lisetta Carmi who sensitively documented the lives of her friends. Some of them worked at the docks by day and cross-dressed by night; one provided Carmi with this exclusive invitation, trusting her to depict them sensitively. Carmi spent the next few years taking photographs of the group, moving to the city centre to be closer to them.
Cass Clemmer, who is an artist and menstrual health activist from Washington, caused a stir on social media after posting an image on a bench with blood showing through their trousers. The striking image was posted on Instagram on July 12 and was accompanied with a moving poem Cass had read at a menstrual health conference last summer. As well as trying to battle stigma for those who identify as transgender, the inspiring artist also runs the Instagram account Toni the Tampon.
Throughout its history, art has proven to be a mighty tool of expression and has been giving voice to individuals and communities across our planet. It helped and continues to help many fights for equality and tolerance — think of the powerful feminist art movement of the s which arose against very patriarchal tendencies. But when it comes to the transgender or genderqueer people, their own history and art has been a rather small part of the larger LGBT circlebut those times began to change with the foundation of the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art. The Museum, of MOTHAfinally puts in the spotlight entire generations of creative, talented artists who have contributed to our culture silently and almost invisibly, up until now, and promises to become a home for generations of transgender art makers to come.
Juliana Huxtable 's naked body is triumphantly on display in Frank Benson 's new 3-D-scanned plastic sculpture, which is simply titled Juliana. I saw the statue in late February at the opening of the New Museum Triennial —the prestigious New York exhibition that focuses on emerging artists. Exhibited with Huxtable's poems and futuristic photographs, the presentation offered an intimate look into the sexual and creative evolution the downtown DJ and internet it-girl underwent to become a local trans icon.
The below artworks are the most important by Jenny Saville - that both overview the major creative periods, and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist. Viewed from below, the weighty figure dominates the frame. On the fleshy torso, Saville has inscribed the words of French feminist theorist Luce Irigaray: "delicate," "supportive," "irrational," "decorative," and "petite," all written backwards.
At the State Library of Victoria, the search term transgender brings up zero results in the multimedia, images and scripts collections. The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives offer localised newsletters, books and television episodes, with the most recent additions from At first, I find it funny that cis people seem consistently preoccupied with transgender sex lives.
The book discusses art, games and activism that use multiple realities, including augmented reality, mixed reality, and alternate reality approaches. The editors describe the book as the first anthology of transgender and genderqueer poetry. The book includes essays from numerous theorists and artists working in the Post-Media Lab at Leuphana University. In this work, she "engages.