In Policing Gender by alumni Lorenzo Triburgo, he employs visual connotations of landscape and portrait photography to cast a critical lens on notions of the “Natural” and the politics of queer representation, this time in service of prison abolition as a crucial queer issue.
Policing Gender comes to fruition as an installation of photographs and audio. The photographs are abstract metaphors on absence and imprisonment and the audio component is a compilation of voices of LGBTQ prisoners with whom he has shared a pen-pal-esque relationship with on a long-term basis.
Triburgo's work will be featured in two international exhibitions running concurrently this fall. Policing Gender is featured in the exhibition Disruptive Perspectives at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago and Photoforum Pasquart in Biel, Switzerland. This was made possible by the collaboration and co-curatorial efforts of Allison Grant, former assistant curator of exhibitions and education at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and Nadine Wietlisbach, director at Photoforum Pasquart.
Disruptive Perspectives is an exhibition that explores gender, sexuality, and identity. The artists included use photography to articulate an expansive range of identities that cannot be sufficiently characterized using simplistic binaries. Rather than rendering identity as fixed, the works on view consider gender and sexuality as negotiations that are shaped by the human psyche, the passage of time, and the complex relationship between self and other.
The exhibitions will run October 12th through December 22nd, 2017. For more details, hour and to learn more about the other artists included in Disruptive Perspectives , please click here.