Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow: Hal Fischer – Gay Semiotics and Other Works

Hal Fischer - Handkerchiefs, photogrpahic print
Hal Fischer - Handkerchiefs, photogrpahic print

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Until 31st May

Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is hosting an exhibition of photographic works by American artist Hal Fischer, on display for the first time in Scotland,  featuring his photographs of San Francisco’s 1970s gay male culture: Gay Semiotics,  Boy-Friends and 18th near Castro St. x 24.

Adopting the detached approach of critical theory, incorporating textual annotation and a wry visual irony, these related works investigate urban gay life during the first decade of gay liberation (between the Stonewall uprising of 1969 and the advent of AIDS in the early 1980s), celebrating the identity and community of the time, through its signifiers and vocabulary.

Exhibited first in 1977 in San Francisco, the works have acquired recognition as a unique and pioneering analysis of its historical vernacular.

Royal Exchange Square,
Glasgow G1 3AH

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