Heather Love interviews Carlos Motta about his recent show Deviations (April 21–May 21, 2016, PPOW Gallery, New York City). They discuss LGBTQ politics, ephemeral and fugitive evidence, the violence of the archive, and unexpected intimacies with the queer past. Motta discusses his working methods, his relation to art institutions, and his efforts to link histories of exclusion and stigma to a critique of LGBTQ assimilation in the present.
History’s Back Rooms: Carlos Motta Interviewed by Heather Love
Heather Love teaches English and gender studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (2007), as well as many articles on queer, feminist, and lesbian aesthetics, affect, modernism, historiography, and social stigma. She is currently completing a book on practices of description in the humanities, arts, and social sciences after World War II.
Carlos Motta, Heather Love; History’s Back Rooms: Carlos Motta Interviewed by Heather Love. Public Culture 1 January 2017; 29 (1 (81)): 113–127. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-3644421
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