Queer power! : a time travelling coloring book

Author Chitra Ganesh American

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Queer power! A Time Travelling Coloring Book is an artist’s book that reproduces a series of black-and-white drawings by Chitra Ganesh. Based on images circulating in the media, various archives, and the artist's own collection of photographs, Ganesh's work depicts activists, artists, and celebrities in popular culture; significant landmarks in queer history; Lenape settlements and their land's indigenous flora and fauna; and all forty-four gender non-conforming individuals murdered in the United States in 2020. The artist's book thus both documents and celebrates LGBTQIA+ history. Yet, as a coloring book that invites us to reach in and color to our heart's desire, Queer power! also beckons us to reconsider our complicated relationship with icons and public images—especially so when we turn to the pages that Ganesh has reserved for us to include our own figures worthy of commemoration.

Queer power! : a time travelling coloring book, Chitra Ganesh (American, born Brooklyn, 1975)

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