An Excess of Quiet: A Conversation with Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué and Jarrett Earnest
December 9, 2020
Please join us for a conversation between Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, co-editor of An Excess of Quiet: Selected Sketches by Gustavo Ojeda, 1979–1989 , and writer, curator, and critic Jarrett Earnest. The book presents a selection of over 200 never-before-seen sketches by Cuban American painter Gustavo Ojeda, best known for the lush and meditative urban nightscapes of 1980s New York City that he created prior to his death from AIDS-related complications in 1989. This event brings Earnest’s work with queer archives, most recently in his exhibition The Young and Evil, into dialogue with Ojeda-Sagué’s recuperative construction of Gustavo Ojeda’s archive, which led to the publication of the artist’s sketches in An Excess of Quiet. Ojeda-Sagué and Earnest will discuss queer archives, the subject of “private work,” horizontal approaches to art history, and the reconstitution of artistic lineages and legacies.
Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, the nephew of Gustavo Ojeda, has published several collections of poetry, including most recently, Losing Miami (The Accomplices, 2019). He is also a PhD student at the University of Chicago, where he focuses on sexuality studies and the history of pornography.