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Emily Walters’ collage, Baroque Carnival Euphoria, is a gorgeously frothy pink concoction that celebrates the extravagance of Italian frescoes and the Carnivale di Venezia whilst also looking forward to contemporary neon street art and pop culture.
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The 2019 Met Gala took inspiration from Susan Sontag’s renowned essay, ‘Notes on Camp’, but what of the less glamorous, closer-to-home forms of Sontagion camp? Here, Rebecca Savage looks at the queer origins of Coronation Street, its campy costumes and flamboyant characters.
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To open their new guest editorial, BAROQUE, Frankie Dytor talks to award-winning writer, Shola von Reinhold, about their acclaimed novel, LOTE, the radicalism of ornamentality, writing trans characters and the existence of queer Black artists and figures in the archives.
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Following its grand opening at the Met Gala, the exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion explores the concept of ‘camp’ through a Sontagion lens and reveals its cultural, political and social significance today, writes our contributor Georgia Good.
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Our contributor, Kuchenga Shenjé, offers a personal reflection on the importance of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place. Has Kincaid’s text aged well in a Caribbean wrestling with the baggage of colonial rule and its residual prejudice towards queer individuals?
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