The Fight for Equality in Oscar Wilde Temple

McDermott & McGough The Green Carnation, Oscar Wilde, O.W. C.33 (1923), 1994 Oil on linen, 30 x 25 inches Collection of Bruno Bischofberger, Switzerland Courtesy of the Artists

McDermott & McGough
The Green Carnation, Oscar Wilde, O.W. C.33 (1923), 1994
Oil on linen, 30 x 25 inches
Collection of Bruno Bischofberger, Switzerland
Courtesy of the Artists

After two decades in making, artists David McDermott and Peter McGough will unveil their public installation project honouring the famed writer. 

You may know Oscar Wilde as a renowned author, novelist, poet, and playwright, but it’s not that much his creative life, that inspired two artists. Gay liberation and fight for equality is a centuries-long struggle, and Wilde was one of the earliest and most courageous forebears.

Coinciding with the artists’ museum retrospective, artist duo David McDermott and Peter McGough will finally present their project on September 11th in New York. On view until December 2nd, The Oscar Wilde Temple is curated by Alison Gingeras and will be housed inside the Church of the Village. Next year, The Oscar Wilde Temple will travel to London.

McDermott & McGough The Green Carnation, Oscar Wilde, O.W. C.33 (1923), 1994 Oil on linen, 30 x 25 inches Collection of Bruno Bischofberger, Switzerland Courtesy of the Artists  

McDermott & McGough
The Green Carnation, Oscar Wilde, O.W. C.33 (1923), 1994
Oil on linen, 30 x 25 inches
Collection of Bruno Bischofberger, Switzerland
Courtesy of the Artists
 

在制作了20年之后,艺术家 Michael McDermott 和 Peter McGough 将公布他们的公共安装项目,表彰这位著名作家。

你可能知道 Oscar Wilde 是著名的作家、小说家、诗人和剧作家,但他的创作生涯远不止于此,这激发了两位艺术家。同性恋解放和争取平等是一个长达百年的斗争,王尔德是最早且最勇敢的前辈之一。

与艺术家博物馆回顾展相结合,艺术家 duo David McDermott 和 Peter McGough 将于9月11日在纽约展出他们的作品。直至12月2日前,Oscar Wilde Temple 由 Alison Gingeras 策展,并将被安置在村庄的教堂里。明年,Oscar Wilde Temple 将前往伦敦。

McDermott & McGough,  Portrait of the Artists (with Top Hats), 1865,  Palladium, 1991 Courtesy of the Artists

McDermott & McGough, 
Portrait of the Artists (with Top Hats), 1865, 
Palladium, 1991
Courtesy of the Artists

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