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AMT Faculty and Alumna Featured in Review of Selected Works from the Archive of the Pop-Up Museum Of Queer History

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1-reena-katz-optReena Katz, it gets better, Alan, 2012. Installation view, 1954 Hermes 3000 Italic Typewriter, MacBook Pro Laptop, 8.5” x 11” paper. 

NY Arts Magazine features a review of selected works from the archive of the Pop-Museum of Queer History, a grassroots organization that transforms spaces into temporary installations dedicated to celebrating the rich, long, and largely unknown histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. By utilizing temporarily empty and/or public spaces, the pop-up format turns economic reality to their favor and expands their reach beyond a single location, while the online presence serves as the connecting thread between physical installations.

Included in the review is the work of Martha Burgess, part-time Photo professor, and recent grad Reena Katz (MFA Fine Arts ’12). In The Body in Flux, Burgess’s wryly constructed photographic still life’s offers up a densely layered cavalcade of data, sight gags and innuendo. Mouse-over computer displays help unpack her array of historical gender signifiers. In Katz’s Body of Evidence, juxtaposes the suicide of gay cryptologist Alan Turing, who rose to fame by cracking the World War II German Enigma codes, with the contemporary online project, It Gets Better, in which video testimonies from diverse individuals reassure embattled LGBT youth that they are not alone in their struggle.

Read the full article and project descriptions HERE.

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