Omniscient Exhibition Opening Reception

Join us for an opening reception celebrating OMNISCIENT: Queer Documentation in an Image Culture, curated by Avram Finkelstein.


Fri, July 16, 2021

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

26 Wooster Street

New York, NY 10013

United States



Capacity is limited, RSVP is suggested. Please note that this event will be following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. All guests are required to show ID and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before the event to be admitted. Please stay tuned for any updated guidelines as the health situation evolves. --- OMNISCIENT presents a group of more than forty artists navigating these rapidly evolving visual languages through various strategies. They excavate and reclaim archives of Hollywood and popular culture; propose forms of queer monumentality and intergenerational memorialization; imagine alternatives to capitalist logics; and even sidestep representation in favor of sensory citations of the body, including sound and touch. These artists’ works mark the legacy of twentieth-century visual histories while negotiating the accelerating image cultures of the present—mapping queer cultural identity with a particular affection, skepticism, and prescience arrived at from the social margins. Participating artists, on view beginning June 18: Justin Allen, Angela Dufresne, Joy Episalla, Camilo Godoy, Roey Victoria Heifetz, Izidora L. LETHE, Glenn Ligon, Russell Perkins, Catalina Schliebener, Jonny Sopotiuk, Paul Wong. On view beginning July 16: Stephen Andrews, Sarah E. Brook, Wells Chandler with Brandi Twilley and Jennifer Coates, Liz Collins, Kerry Downey, Yevgeniy Fiks, Chitra Ganesh, Nicki Green, Erik Hanson, Edith Isaac-Rose, Tahir Carl Karmali, Deborah Kass, Esvin Alarcón Lam, Kang Seung Lee, Loring McAlpin, Omar Mismar, Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe, em north, Russell Perkins, José Rafael Perozo, LJ Roberts, Anna Sew Hoy, Aliza Shvarts, Pacifico Silano, Pamela Sneed, Thomas Tomczak, Jason Villegas, Frederick Weston. The exhibition will be on view through January 2, 2022. / @leslielohmanmuseum Image: Camilo Godoy, Self-portrait with Brendan, Carlos, and Jorge, from AMIGXS #1, 2017. © the artist.

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