Aiming to reclaim controversial queer artworks excluded from exhibitions or vandalized after installation, “Irreverent” is a modern-day Salon des Refusés. While the 1863 exhibition presented paintings rejected by the Paris Salon by now-canonical figures like Manet and Courbet, “Irreverent” aggregates works by artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz and Barbara Nitke that spurred controversy because of their perceived perverse and blasphemous content. Like the 19th-century show, “Irrevent” takes to task the institutions that refused the work. In Michelle Handelman’s four-channel video Dorian, a cinematic perfume (2009/2012) performance artist K8 Hardy asks would-be censors: “What gives you the right to judge us? Are we a little too excessive?” In 2011, the video was restricted to limited hours at the Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, Tex., following the objection of a board member. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, it is more urgent than ever to ask who controls what we see.