[KINDLE] ❀ Pier Groups By Jonathan Weinberg – Tbjewellers.co.uk In 1970s New York City the abandoned piers of the Hudson River became a site for extraordinary works of art and a popular place for nude sunbathing and anonymous sex Jonathan Weinberg's provocative bo In s New York City the abandoned piers of the Hudson River became a site for extraordinary works of art and a popular place for nude sunbathing and anonymous sex Jonathan Weinberg's provocative book part art history part memoir weaves interviews documentary photographs literary texts artworks and film stills to show how avant garde practices competed and mingled with ueer identities along the Manhattan waterfrontArtists as varied as Vito Acconci Alvin Baltrop Shelley Seccombe and David Wojnarowicz made work in and about the fire ravaged structures that only twenty years before had been at the center of the world's busiest shipping port At the same time the fight for the rights of gay lesbian and transgendered people spurred by the Stonewall riots was dramatically transforming the cultural and social landscape of New York City Gay men suddenly felt free to sunbathe on the piers naked cruise and have sex in public While artists collaborated to transform the buildings of Pier into makeshift art studios and exhibition spaces gay men were converting Pier into what Delmas Howe calls an arena for sexual theaterFeaturing one hundred exemplary works from the era and drawing from a rich variety of source material interviews and Weinberg's personal experience Pier Groups breaks new ground to look at the relationship of avant garde art to resistant subcultures and radical sexuality.
- 232 pages
- Pier Groups
- Jonathan Weinberg
- 07 January 2016 Jonathan Weinberg