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Opening Reception for Queen of Hearts, an Exhibition of Photographs by Quito Ziegler

December 9, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Queen of Hearts
Q.Z. @ the Bureau

December 9, 2013
Opening reception 6 to 9 PM
Slideshow + stories at 7:30
December 19th
reading + zine release party


QZ Queen of Hearts 2


After one year of photography and three years of wandering, pieces of this hermit work are now beginning to surface.

Darkly glam and quietly intense, The Queen of Hearts, Quito’s upcoming book of photography and writings, is set in the nightclubs and fire escapes of Brooklyn before dawn.

The images were shot over one year, 2010/11, as a collection of queer artists and performers coalesced in the dark–contributing to the cultural explosion we are living through now. Relying on the moon and the disco ball for light, the images are grainy and seductive, dreamy and tender. B&W prints were subsequently hand-painted, hand-sewn, and are presented in hand-made frames.

The writings attempt to articulate the wordlessly complicated evolution from person to tranimal and the lessons one learns in the process. The writings and layered prints were carefully constructed in shadowy corners and private haunts of Brooklyn and Berlin, Vermont and Tennessee.
A limited-edition zine will be released in conjunction with this exhibition on the evening of Thursday, December 19th.



Quito Ziegler

Quito Ziegler is an urban faerie, a radical tranimal, an activist pirate explorer of worlds. Quito is known for their moonlight beach parties, Pony adventures and producing the occasional art/performance/community happening like the Forest of the Future (2013) or the MIXploratorium (2011). This spring they will be organizing an intergenerational mentorship program with the queer youth at Sylvia’s Place.





December 9, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
83A Hester St.
New York, NY 10002 United States
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646 457 0859


646 457 0859