Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects


This book is not yet published, but will be available from May 2024.

ISBN: 9783777442938 Category:


Surveying over four centuries, this volume brings together a wide-ranging selection of artworks and artefacts that highlight under-recognised histories of trans and gender-nonconforming communities. Through the contributions of artists, writers, poets, activists, and scholars, this title reflects on historical erasure to imagine trans futures.

An expansive array of artworks and artifacts charts not a patriarchal history but a gender-neutral, trans-centric hirstory. The first publication of its kind, this expansive survey celebrates trans forebears, highlights struggles and triumphs, and reflects on the legacies of trans creative expression. This book is published by the Museum of Trans Hirstory & Art, a conceptual art project of artist Chris E. Vargas that is forever “under construction” by design to allow continual transformation.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 19.1 x 25.4 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 28 May 2024
Number of pages 288
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by David Evans Franz, Christina Linden, and Chris E. Vargas
Dimensions 19.1 x 25.4 cm
Weight 300 g


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David Evans Frantz is a curator based in Los Angeles.

Christina Linden is an arts educator and curator based in San Francisco.

Chris E. Vargas is the founder of MOTHA and an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles and Bellingham, WA.