Who is your family? Is it the people you inherit, or the community you choose?
‘Chosen’, an exhibition at New York’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art coinciding with Pride Month 2021, highlights eight queer emerging artists of colour who explore how ‘chosen families’ in LGBTQ+ communities challenge the social norms and biological imperatives of heteronormative family-making.
‘We all seek love, nurturing, and loyalty, but queer people cannot always assume this from their inherited families,’ says Tariq Dixon, exhibition curator and founder of TRNK Editions, a gallery platform for emerging artists. ‘The exhibition celebrates the ways in which queer communities have broadened