The Eyes #11

TRANSGALACTIC

Photography . Gender . Transition
Subjective Panorama of the History of Trans-photography

 

Carte blanche to the French artist SMITH &

the curator / performer Nadège Piton

[:fr]Photo de couverture : Juliana Huxtable, Sans titre (Psychosocial Stuntin'), 2015. Edition de 3. Courtesy de l'artiste et du Projet Native Informant[:]

Cover : Juliana Huxtable, Untitled (Psychosocial Stuntin'), 2015. Edition of 3. Courtesy of the artist and Project Native Informant

Kent Monkman, The Emergence of a Legend, 2006

Kent Monkman, The Emergence of a Legend, 2006

Laurence Philomène, self-portrait in nina’s vanity from the series Puberty, October 2019

Laurence Philomène, self-portrait in nina’s vanity from the series Puberty, October 2019

Marcel Bascoulard, Pose 6, 19 juillet 1971. Tirage argentique.
Courtesy de la Galerie Christophe Gaillard

Marcel Bascoulard, Pose 6, July 19th, 1971. Silver print.
Courtesy of Christophe Gaillard Gallery

[:fr]Parker Day, Blue Lady, 2016[:]

Parker Day, Blue Lady, 2016

The Eyes #11

TRANSGALACTIC

Photography . Gender . Transition
Subjective Panorama of the History of Trans-photography

 

Carte blanche to the French artist SMITH & the curator / performer Nadège Piton

 

17 x 24 cm
240 pages
€25

 

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THE EYES#11

Transgalactic

photography. gender. transition.

 

The Eyes questions cultural and societal evolutions through the prism of photography and creation and gives carte blanche to experts directly concerned by the subjects addressed.

 

For this eleventh issue, The Eyes team invites artist-researcher SMITH and performer and curator Nadège Piton to sketch a subjective panorama of the place played by photography in the construction of the (trans)gender.
The Eyes #11 questions the place played by photography in the recognition of transidentity.

 

 

“A carte blanche around the question of gender in photography”: such was the invitation that brought us here today. What should we do with this question? How are we to match up gender and photography, two conceptual titans linked and interwoven in so many ways? What “gluon” secreted by this wide-ranging reflexion would aggregate our outlooks and experiences to deliver a diagnosis, an assessment, a panorama?” – SMITH & PITON

 

 

Supported by texts by the philosopher Paul B. Preciado and the critic and art historian Élisabeth Lebovici, the magazine explores a diversity of perspectives around photography, gender, and transition; a flood of authentic and touching testimonies, which disturb the stereotypes of the genre, delivered by artists such as Cassils, Juliana Huxtable, Gabriel García Román, Laurence Philomène, Annie Sprinkle, Del LaGraceVolcano, Shu Lea Cheang, Sébastien Lifshitz…

 

This Transgalactic issue highlights a constellation of works and books by trans and/or queer artists who have marked and inspired SMITH and Piton in their respective personal and artistic journeys.

 

Within the magazine, these portfolios take the form of a transgalactic journey, in an artistic galaxy that includes four systems: PHAINO (omen), PHOSPHOROS (reveal), DIAPHAINO (transpire) and ANAPHAINO (illuminate). Named after declensions of φῶς (phôs), which in ancient Greek means light, the emergence of these new narratives composes new points of view, from the prism of the singular identity experience of their author.

 

To be published in November, this eleventh edition wants to retranscribe as faithfully as possible the reality of transgender people, by giving a voice to artists directly concerned by the theme of transidentity.

 

Sexual minorities are always elusive, like phantasmagorical beings who escape the will of objectification that photography has always wanted to produce.” – Paul B. Preciado

 

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SUMMARY

 

Texts

 

SMITH & PITON

Conversation

 

ÉLISABETH LEBOVICI

Strategic optics or Optical strategies

 

PAUL B. PRECIADO

Conversation with Smith & Piton

 

Lalla KowskA-Régnier

The Eyes x Photocaptionist

 

 

artistic Portfolios

 

Annie Sprinkle

Pin Ups Postmodern Postcards

 

Cassils

Cuts

 

Gabriel García Román

Queer Icons

 

BREYER P-ORRIDGE & PIERRE MOLINIER

 

juliana huxtable

 

KAMA LA MACKEREL

 

Kent Monkman

The Emergence of a Legend

 

Laurence Philomène

Puberty

 

Marcel Bascoulard

 

PARKER DAY

ICONS

 

SAILOR DE LA JAQUETTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
books

 

BRICE DELLSPERGER

Body Double

 

DEL LAGRACE VOLCANO

The Drag King Book

 

Pierre Andreotti

Terrain Vague

 

Rhys Ernst & Zachary Drucker

Relationships

 

Ron Athey

Queer Communion  / Pleading in the blood

 

Sebastien Lifshitz

Mauvais Genre

 

Shu Lea Cheang

3X3X6

 

Yuki Kihara & Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Samoan Queer Lives

  

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