Outlook explores the relationship of lesbian and gay sexualities to visual representation. It reflects the richness of lesbian and gay ways of producing and reading visual cultures, at the same time as it tackles such burning issues as the advantage of adopting a queer perspective on past art, the responses of lesbian and gay artists to the AIDS crisis, and society's attempts to censor homosexual art.
This volume provides a space for lesbian and gay artists to exhibit their work and discuss its relationship to sexuality. It allows for a wide ranging theoretical and historical discussion of the place of lesbian and gay men within visual cultures and shows how much has been missed by a heterosexist approach to art history and the study of culture.
Richly illustrated, this book includes statements by contemporary lesbian and gay artists, photographers and performers as well as articles by art historians, cultural theorists and lesbians and gay activists.

chapter |9 pages


Re-framed—inscribing lesbian, gay and queer presences in visual culture
ByPeter Horne, Reina Lewis

part I|95 pages

Queering art history

chapter 1|15 pages

Queer spectacles

ByEmmanuel Cooper

chapter 2|20 pages

Absent bodies/absent subjects

The political unconscious of postmodernism
ByRichard Dellamora

chapter 3|13 pages

Out of the maid's room

Dora, Stratonice and the lesbian analyst
ByWendy Leeks

chapter 4|25 pages

Perverse male bodies

Simeon Solomon and Algernon Charles Swinburne
ByThaïs E. Morgan

chapter 5|20 pages

Losing his religion

Saint Sebastian as contemporary gay martyr
ByRichard A. Kaye

part II|37 pages

Practitioners' statements

chapter 6|4 pages

Dyke! Fag! Centurion! Whore!

An appreciation of Tessa Boffin
ByCherry Smyth

chapter 7|7 pages

The art of accompaniment

ByRobert Farber

chapter 8|6 pages

Lesbian artist?

BySadie Lee

chapter 9|6 pages

Negotiating genres

ByVeronica Slater

chapter 10|7 pages

Rough trade

Notes towards sharing mascara
ByLawrence Steger, Iris Moore

chapter 11|5 pages

The aura of timelessness

ByMatthew Stradling

part III|46 pages

Production and consumption

chapter 12|12 pages

Promoting a sexuality

Law and lesbian and gay visual culture in America
ByCarl F. Stychin

chapter 13|11 pages

These waves of dying friends

Gay men, AIDS and multiple loss
BySimon Watney

chapter 14|8 pages

Culture wars

Race and queer art
BySunil Gupta

chapter 15|13 pages

Ad(dressing) the dyke

Lesbian looks and lesbians looking
ByReina Lewis, Katrina Rolley