The Estrangement Principle

A book-length essay that explores landscapes surrounding the practice of categorizing “queer art.”

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PURCHASEPREVIEWThe Estrangement Principle
Ariel Goldberg
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paperback, 304 pages, 5 x 7 ”
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-937658-51-9
A book-length essay that explores landscapes surrounding the practice of categorizing “queer art.”

In The Estrangement Principle Ariel Goldberg unravels the problematic label, “queer art” by consistently arguing for a wider range of associations with art made by queer identified people. Goldberg invokes the lives and works of writer Renee Gladman, and artists Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, among many others to bring the complexity of the communities and relationships behind art and literary histories into focus. This book-length essay mixes cultural criticism, close readings, and personal anecdotes, all the while developing a deftly wrought polemic. The Estrangement Principle is an exercise in contradiction with its ultimate goal being to resist the practice of movement naming.

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ISBN: 978-1-937658-51-9
paperback, 304 pages, 5 x 7 "
Publication Date: 2016
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“At least to me, it seems like the term “queer” not to mention the vague label “queer art” have been coopted as some strange form of clickbait. Every few art-related articles on sites such as i-D Magazine, Hyperallergic or Creator’s Project have the word “queer” in the title–either as an adjective or a verb. And this isn’t even taking into account the numerous gallery press releases, public programs and other promotional materials that use “queer art” or “queer” as some sort of attention-grabbing, branding opportunity. *queer queer queer click click click*”

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Ariel Goldberg’s publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015). Goldberg’s writing has most recently appeared in Afterimage, e-flux, Artforum, and …

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