queer / theme
A word whose magnificent trajectory in the latter half of the twentieth century has seen it soar from a value-neutral synonym of peculiar through 30 years as a vile slur on homosexuality to its current -- and hotly contested -- incarnation as a catch-all phrase for
any flavor of sexuality that isn't plain vanilla.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.