Jonathan David Katz on curating the revolutionary ‘Stonewall’ exhibit at Wrightwood 659

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Justin Kaufmann and Jonathan David Katz at Wrightwood 659 discussing “About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art”

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Jonathan David Katz joins Justin on Extension 720 to discuss the “About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art,” exhibit currently running at Wrightwood 659. Jonathan talks about how this is the largest queer exhibit of all-time, how the queer movement has been about the erasure of barriers, why the exhibition is organized around the word “trans,” why he believes we are at a significant cultural turning point, how the word “queer”has evolved, how he was able to amass the incredible amount of art, why he wanted to shine a light on artists that aren’t shown in the United States and what he hopes for the future of queer culture.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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