“Stand Close, It’s Shorter Than You Think: A show on feminist rage” explores the promises and pitfalls of thinking with rage as a meditation, an inspiration, a medium, and a process. Rage is both a re-action and an action. It is felt in response to unequal power-dynamics such as sexism, transphobia, homophobia, and racism and the accumulation of these insults over time, lifetimes, and generations. Examining the way rage shapes and is expressed in the work of four contemporary queer and feminist artists, “Stand Close” brings together the products and the process of rage.
This publication includes an introduction by the exhibition’s co-curators and contributions on the four included artists by invited writers: Katherine Brewer Ball on MPA; Corrine Fitzpatrick on Guadalupe Rosales; Gordon Hall on RJ Messineo; and Jack Halberstam on boychild. Additionally, the catalogue includes a conversation between “Stand Close” co-curator Katherine Brewer Ball, ONE Archives curator David Evans Frantz, and scholar Heather Love reflecting on the exhibition, the role of the archive, and how rage manifests in art.
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition “Stand Close, It’s Shorter Than You Think,” co-curated by Katherine Brewer Ball and RJ Messineo and presented by ONE Archives in 2013 in collaboration with Artist Curated Projects (ACP).
Softbound, full color, 56 pages Published by ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, 2015 Edited by Katherine Brewer Ball and David Evans Frantz Designed by Otherwild (Rachel Berks) ISBN: 978-0-9894072-0-5