Why Young Queer Artists Are Trading Anguish for Joy

Louis Fratino | Artsy

November 7, 2017, by Stephen Truax. 


Young queer artists today do not face the same kind of social and health crisis as their predecessors in the ’80s and ’90s—when Felix Gonzalez-Torres commemorated the loss of his lover, Ross, to AIDS, and Robert Gober made his sink sculptures in the wake of the epidemic. Many young artists are now free to focus on the joys of life, rather than lamentations of death.
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