Queer Heretics: Visualizing Queer Heresies

April 4, 2017 - April 21, 2017

Joan Flasch Reading Room Display Cases,

School of the Art Institute of Chicago John Flaxman Library

Visualizing Queer Heresies brings together visual works and ephemera surrounding the themes of witchcraft, queerness, and the disruption of indigenous spiritualities as a result of European colonization.

The exhibition showcases works in SAIC's Flaxman Library Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection that excavate and envision the ways in which witchcraft and magic intersect with queer and ethnic experiences. In doing so, it makes visible the enshrouded powers of the queer heretic.

La Segundo Conquista, 

Pauly Ramirez Parra



Lorna Simpson

RA 1.197

Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics,

Heresies Collective, inc.

RA 2.593

How to Have a Queer Witches’ Sabbath,

Kevin Whiteneir and Daniel Beck

Zine 13.35

The Salivation Army Black Book,

Scott Treleaven


The Tarot Universal Dalí  

Salvador Dali



Sanna Charles


Portable Mayan Altar: Pocket Books of Mayan Spells,

Ambar Past


(Left) Incantations by Mayan Women, 

Ambar Past


(Right) Hanuman Books


Afrosurreal Manifesto : Black Is The New Black : a 21st century manifesto,

D. Scot Miller

ABR PS3613.I535 A35 2012

(Left) Tiny Evils

Cory Feder

RA 1.246

(Right) Incantations by Mayan Women, 

Ambar Past



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Kevin Talmer Whiteneir Jr.