Friday, January 27 through Saturday, March 4, 2023

Housewives of the Queer Hearth is an immersive, multimedia installation by Rosa Nussbaum and Kevin Brophy that proposes an alternate, future world: a queered feminist utopia. The different vignettes throughout the exhibition blend digital media and performance with exaggerated home décor to build on gendered histories of architecture and interior design. The main installation takes the form of a space that has yet-to-be: one that centralizes and publicly showcases overlooked narratives through comedic performances set in a boudoir, the “woman’s private bedroom”. The boudoir expands beyond the walls across the media that infiltrates the space, including the fictional broadcasting outlet, HotQH TV, which features other queer media artists, p1nkstar and Anna Azizzy, whose works thematically deal with gender and sexuality using satire and humor. A selection of texts curated by Summer Jade Leavitt from The Queer Theory Library installed in the Kemper Library for the duration of the exhibition.

Rosa Nussbaum and Kevin Brophy, featuring Anna Azizzy, p1nkstar, and Summer Jade Leavitt.


 Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, January 27 from 6:00-9:00 PM | Charlotte Street Gallery

Please join us for the opening reception for Housewives of the Queer Hearth

No Cookies for you! 💗

Tuesday, February 14 from 6:00-7:00 PM | Charlotte Street Kemper Library

In conjunction with the exhibition Housewives of the Queer Hearth and as additional programming for HotQH TV: a speculative queer feminist broadcasting corporation, we are pleased to invite you to “No Cookies for You!💗” Hosts Rosa Nussbaum and Kevin Brophy lead a digital cooking show turned workshop on how to make non-edible Valentine’s cookies. By building from the work of Alice Constance Austin’s early 20th century designs for kitchen-less homes of an idealized city focused on communal care, the artists remove the domestic labor of the day. So, please come. Join us in making art for yourself rather than sustenance for another, as your love act for V-day. Morning talk show hosts, eat Our hearts out!.


Exhibition Details


Friday, January 27 through Saturday, March 4, 2023


Charlotte Street Gallery (3333 Wyoming)

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