Queer Home Sweet Home

11 Jun 2016 – 10 Jul 2016

Event times

Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. Performances begin every hour.

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New York
New York, United States


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“In my mind, home is a place where gender and sexuality are realms of joy and possibility, not prisons defined by societal limitations and shame.” - Tony Whitfield


In QUEER HOME SWEET HOME, Tony Whitfield explores what the idea of “home” can mean to LGBTQ young people as they formulate understandings of who they are in the world. QUEER HOME SWEET HOME extracts material from his own experience and expands this discussion, reflecting upon the home life experiences of a wide range of LGBTQ. Underscoring Whitfield’s first hand experience of queer youth, other works in this exhibition draw upon interviews and focus groups that culminated in a Queer Home Sweet Home Manifesto, developed in 2014 with the support of a Local Arts Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Queer Home Sweet Home is a project of Whitfield CoLabs through which Whitfield collaborates with artists, designers, and others to explore social transformation in urban environments.

Exhibiting artists

Tony Whitfield

Whitfield CoLabs

Taking part


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