William E. Jones’ Gayhouse

William E. Jones’ Gayhouse
Author: William E. Jones
Publisher: Gayhouse
Language: -
Pages: -
Size: 29.7 x 42 cm
Weight: 350 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: €27.00
Product Description

*Image is from an inside spread of the magazine.

GAYHOUSE is a graphic and visual journal that invites artists to share their personal, singular and affirmative vision of gay identity— whether this vision be joyful, poetic, worried, ironic, humorous, pornographic, modest…
Taking over the journal is similar to inhabiting a house. The invited artist is free to select a layout, its decoration, and the guests. Ultimately, the review will present an image of his or her world.

Invited to conceive the 4th issue of the journal, William E. Jones has gathered a collection of ancient photographs from the Library of Congress (Washington D.C.). By widening the scope of his investigation of the history of male homosexuality to encompass the history of masculinity in American society, his project is both a testimony on male friendship and the way in which it is depicted, and presents the esthetic history of masculinity as a style, attitude, sociality.

Born in 1962 in Canton, Ohio. The work of William E. Jones, an American artist, filmmaker and writer, parallels that of the historian and anthropologist, operating through the collecting and assembling of images. The cinematic and artistic work that he has developed over the past twenty years relates in large part to the understanding of the history
of homosexuality through its images, of whichever nature they might be: promotional, detective, artistic, pornographic. After passing through his hands, films and photographs acquire the status of historical documents, and an analysis is produced through their assembly. Thus he reveals the evolution of customs and the invention of lifestyles. His work has been displayed on several occasions at the Whitney Museum (New York), at MOCA (Los Angeles), and at the Witte de Whit (Rotterdam).