Orestes Gonzalez and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: I am to see to it that I do not lose you presents two bodies of work that, when paired, establish a vital temporal line between a retrieved history and a proposed future: Julio's House - Gonzalez's photographic tour of his late uncle's home in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood -- invites audiences into Julio's space to witness a life lived unapologetically amidst rigid twentieth-century social mores that rejected queerness outright. Ali Bhutto's multimedia series Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth fuses textile, performance and lens-based practices to envision a rebellious queer future. Ali Bhutto seeks to subvert the western gaze as it otherizes Muslim, queer, and black and brown bodies by creating high femme guerrilla warriors who are not easily categorized or consumed, and who fight for a world in which all are embraced. Opens Thu nov 1 6-8 pm.
Curated by independent curator and writer Roula Seikaly, this inspired pairing considers the dynamic tensions that arise from two distinctly different bodies of work. Whereas Bhutto’s multimedia work envisions a defiant future, Gonzalez’s is a haunting photographic tour of his late uncle’s Miami home; both explore varied experiences of masculinity queerness and migration.