"I’ve always liked the nape of your neck. That was the only part of you I could look at without being seen."
Jules et Jim
45 years after the Stonewall Riots, we reflect by looking back at Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled (Billboard Poster), created for the twentieth anniversary of the civil uprising.
Gonzalez-Torres calls his billboard “a visual reference, an architectural sign of being, a monument for a community that has been ‘historically invisible.’” The work operates on an abstract level, yet the dates are keys to a complex content. The white date lines activate the viewer’s historical knowledge and may stimulate various responses, which the observer “projects” onto the empty black space. Read more at PublicArtFund.org