Literary Nonfiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Art. A book-length essay that travels through the limits and landscapes of categorization in recent histories of literature and art. THE ESTRANGEMENT PRINCIPLE argues for a wider range of possible associations with art made by queer people by unraveling the difficulties of the "queer art" label. Goldberg invokes the lives and works of artists Renee Gladman, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, and others to bring into focus the problematics of categorization in art and literary histories. This book-length essay mixes cultural criticism, close readings, and personal anecdotes, all the while developing a deftly wrought tension between a polemical voice and ambivalence. THE ESTRANGEMENT PRINCIPLE is an exercise in contradiction with the ultimate goal of resisting the practice of movement naming.
Risa Puleo @ Hyperallergic
Ariel Goldberg's publications include THE PHOTOGRAPHER (Roof Books, 2015), Picture Cameras and The Photographer without a Camera. They have received a research fellowship at the New York Public Library's Wertheim Study and a Franklin Furnace Fund grant for a series of performances and slideshows. They have been an artist in resident at Headland's Center for the Arts, The Invisible Dog, Residencias Artísticas Intercambios and SOMA in Mexico City. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA