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David McDiarmid: When This You See Remember Me

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I never saw art as being a safe thing. I know that exists but that's not something that involves me. David McDiarmid, 1993

Defying classification, the work of David McDiarmid encompasses the complex and interconnected histories of art, craft, fashion, music, sex, gay liberation and identity politics; happily residing in the spaces between high and low art, popular culture and community engagement. At once kaleidoscopic, celebratory and darkly humorous in tone, the artist’s idiosyncratic, highly personal and at times, confessional work highlights the redefinition and deconstruction of identities – "from camp to gay to queer" – drawing on the experiences of a life intensely lived in Melbourne, Sydney and New York. In particular, McDiarmid’s artistic and grassroots political response to the impact of HIV / AIDS during the 1980s is what he is best known for internationally.

David McDiarmid: When This You See Remember Me brings together, for the first time, selected scholarly and personal accounts of the life and work of this pioneering figure in the visual articulation of a gay male political sensibility. Lavishly illustrated, the volume features McDiarmid’s groundbreaking gay liberation work in 1970s Sydney, his first creative responses to AIDS in New York in the 1980s and his luminous affirmations of courage and defiance during the 1990s. The history of McDiarmid’s eventful life is foregrounded by the sumptuous visuality of his pattern and decoration, text and calligraphy, fierce humour, and visceral pleasure in materials. 

Charting the shifts in politics and individual and community expression that unfolded across the decades, this sumptuous volume accompanies the exhibition on show at the National Gallery of Victoria (from May  - August 2014). 

Hardcover, 194 Pages, Published 2014

Artist : David McDiarmid    Authors: Sally Gray, Simon Maidment, Ted Gott

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