Hello group! I have no physical stack. Only mental. And that’s not because I’m planning on an exclusive audiobook tour. I have physical books in mind…and one in hand.
Leading up to this seasonal challenge I was eyeing up a book on my shelf that I put down quite awhile back. I felt it was time to return to SEXUALITY Documents on Contemporary Art. This series is an anthology of collected art writings, critiques, and interviews compiled within a number of subjects. I had read the one on MEMORY while I was in grad school and really enjoyed it. I picked up the one on Sexuality while writing my thesis, but was swarmed with other reading/writing/working that I only got a quarter of the way through. I am now halfway through! Thanks to the last two days of reading. I had to put it down for tonight after reading two consecutive interviews (David Wojnarowicz and then Felix Gonzalez-Torres) who both talked about the NEA censorship and AIDS crisis (two inevitable topics to come up in a book about art and sexuality). I made the mistake of checking on their time of death. Both men died the next calendar year after giving these respective interviews from HIV/AIDS. It’s too heartbreaking.