Queer Stories from the NGV Collection illustrated catalogue 2021 out of print
Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection is a comprehensive publication that goes beyond being a simple exhibition catalogue. With its 628 pages, it aims to delve deeper into the themes explored in the Queer exhibition at the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) and provide a documentation of the queer past, present, and future of the NGV collection. The publication features over 60 essays written by authors who possess extensive knowledge of the historical and contemporary subjects related to the NGV's Queer project. These essays cover a wide range of topics, including LGBTQ+ activism throughout history, the establishment of queer spaces and communities, the use of queerness as an artistic strategy, the depiction and exploration of love, desire, and sensuality in queer art, queer aesthetics, and the concepts of camp and the fantastic within the queer context. In addition to the essays, Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection also showcases stunning reproductions of more than 200 works from the NGV collection. These works either come from queer artists or engage with queer issues, further enriching the exploration of queer themes within the publication. Overall, this extensive publication aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the queer narratives within the NGV collection, shedding light on the diverse experiences and perspectives of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history and within the context of art.