WINNER: Irreverent: A Celebration of CensorshipLeslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art | February 19 to May 3, 2015, curated by Jennifer Tyburczy
"While the art world has increasingly recognized the value of queer works, major museums continue to exclude queer artists. In this powerful exhibit Jennifer Tyburczy positions sex – queer, dissident, and explicit – as central in her celebration of artists such as Alma López, Zanele Muholi, David Wojnarowicz, Robert Mapplethorpe. The exhibit frames censorship as producing knowledge rather than silencing queer creativity, in its bold display of how queer art, despite tremendous opposition, has refused to remain in the closet."
The Allan Bérubé Prize recognizes outstanding work in public or community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer history. It is awarded in even-numbered years, covering works from the previous two years.
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