Benjamin Rosenthal in new solo show at Studios Inc
University of Kansas associate professor and alum Benjamin Rosenthal (M.F.A., ‘ 11) has a new show titled “And the band played on, and on on” at Studios Inc. in Kansas City. The exhibition is the culmination of a four-year residency at Studios Inc.
The title references the Titanic and the band which continued to play as the ship sank, a 1993 movie about the AIDS pandemic and the COVID pandemic. In an interview Rosenthal said “This work has subtle and suggestive references to the queer experience in image, material and language — and sometimes not so subtle. But I think for people in the LGBTQ community, the COVID-19 pandemic has a different relationship to us because of the distinction between the rapidity with which we push to fight this pandemic, and the lack of energy from a governmental and a public standpoint in addressing the AIDS epidemic, which killed so many and continues to do.”
Read the full interview and article in the KU News Service here.
“And the band played on, and on on” runs through Sept. 24, 2021.