• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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exhibitions
October 6 -28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

special events
November 17

We Exist to Prove the Living Artist: 38th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived film & video
Apr 14 Friday, April 14
7:00pm, Give What You Can

 

Join us for a screening to say farewell to Kweerblam! - A Queer Zine Art Show, which closes on Sunday, April 16.

 

This screening will feature films and videos by REB of a political, spiritual, sexual, and personal nature. Much of the work was originally shot on super-8 film. The film program will run approx 45 mins.

 

Subversive adult content.

 

With the Queer Zine Archive Project in partnership with Milwaukee LGBT Film / Video Festival 


Journalist and activist REB (Richard E. Bump) is creator of the Rhode Island-based zine and zine-distro Fanorama (also known as Fanorama Society and Fanorama Cabal), dubbed "the Grandaddy of Queerzines." First published in 1992, Fanorama emerged as part of the queercore movement. Initially a punk-edged collage of gay porn and commentary, REB soon added a strong anti-assimilationist political voice to the mix, and began to generate controversy, particularly as Fanorama addressed racism and sexism in the gay mainstream establishment. Over the course of its publication, Fanorama ran interviews and photo essays with such queer counterculture heroes as comic book artist Robert Kirby, punk rockers Pansy Division, filmmaker and zine editor Scott Treleaven, and Tommy Ace of the controversial AIDS humor zine, Diseased Pariah News.

 

The film division of Fanorama has included REB's documentary Queer Rage (chronicling events leading up to and coming out of a riot at the RI State House) and art films Nocturne In E Flat, Jerk Off '94, Waltz of the Flowers, and 13 Boys. Shot mostly on Super-8 film or video, they have been screened at queer indie film festivals across the United States and Canada.

 

In October 2008, Fanorama was featured in a comprehensive retrospective of queer zines at The NY Art Book Fair held at Phillips de Pury & Company. REB is currently working on an anniversary issue of Fanorama featuring original photography.

 


 

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