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Hal Fischer, Gay Semiotics and other works

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Hal Fischer, Gay Semiotics and other works

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Hal Fischer, Gay Semiotics and other works

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Free - Drop-in - no ticket required
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Dates and times

15th Nov 2019 - 30th May 2020

This exhibition will feature photographic works by American artist Hal Fischer, on display for the first time in Scotland. Fischer (b.1950) photographed the gay male culture of San Francisco in the later 1970s.  The exhibition will feature Gay Semiotics, along with two related works: Boy-Friends and 18th near Castro St. x 24.

 

Fischer utilizes critical theory, text, and a tongue-in-cheek approach to his subject. Gay Semiotics, Boy-Friends and 18th near Castro St. x 24 are related serial works that investigate urban gay life during the first decade of gay liberation.  Fischer’s work reflects a brief period of time between the Stonewall uprising of 1969 and the early 1980s advent of AIDS.  It is a celebration of identity and community.

 

Since 1977—when the first exhibition of these works took place in San Francisco— Gay Semiotics has been recognized as a unique and pioneering analysis of a gay historical vernacular.

Venue

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH

Open tomorrow 10:00am - 5:00pm

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