Beautiful Boy: Artist Lissa Rivera and Muse BJ Lillis in Dialogue

Lissa Rivera (photographer and curator) and BJ Lillis (historian and museum professional) will discuss their project ‘Beautiful Boy.’ Rivera’s photographs of BJ, her romantic partner and muse, reference historical examples of gender construction in art. The techniques, fantasies and narratives of femininity are at once dissected and indulged. Their work is obsessive, decadent and unabashedly pleasurable. Rivera and Lillis will discuss the role of the artist in transcending identity categories and breaking down double standards, the boundaries between public and private expression, embracing fluid identities and recognizing that truth and fantasy do not have to be opposites.











When: Thu., Jun. 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Where: New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance)
212-340-0863
Price: Free
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Lissa Rivera (photographer and curator) and BJ Lillis (historian and museum professional) will discuss their project ‘Beautiful Boy.’ Rivera’s photographs of BJ, her romantic partner and muse, reference historical examples of gender construction in art. The techniques, fantasies and narratives of femininity are at once dissected and indulged. Their work is obsessive, decadent and unabashedly pleasurable. Rivera and Lillis will discuss the role of the artist in transcending identity categories and breaking down double standards, the boundaries between public and private expression, embracing fluid identities and recognizing that truth and fantasy do not have to be opposites.

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