De/Generative: The Queer Jewish Photography of Oscar Wolfman

Oscar Wolfman


This retrospective of the late Toronto photographer Wolfman (1956-2011) focuses on his transgressive yet deeply reverent queering of Jewish spirituality and culture. Large-format archival prints reference the Italian settecento in lush reimaginings of biblical scenes. Meditations on Jewish ritual practices provocatively foreground their homoerotic valence. The deeply humane relation of Wolfman’s camera to the inner life of his subjects is perhaps the purest distillation of his spirituality.

Curated by Mahrokh Ahankhah & David Townsend