Gilbert & George, 'Existers' 1984
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From Then to Now: Contemporary Artistic Perspectives on Making Queer Visible

3 June 2017 at 10.00–18.00
Gilbert & George, Existers 1984, Tate / National Galleries of Scotland. © Gilbert & George

Hear more about the powerful role of queer advocacy within the visual arts

Coinciding with the Queer British Art, 1861 - 1967 exhibition, this day-long conference looks at the powerful role of LGBTQ+ activism within Britain's creative community, following the partial de-criminalizaiton of homosexuality in England and Wales.

From discussions on the history of queer space, to the challenges of visibility and commodification of queer culture, hear from a range of voices from across the visual arts on the progress and continued injustices faced by the UK's queer community today.

Speakers include the artist, filmmaker and activist Campbell X, the curator of Queer British Art, 1861-1978 Clare Barlow and performance artist Tim Redfern ('Timberlina').

Download the event programme (PDF, 304.67 KB).

This conference is co-convened by Tate in partnership with Reina Lewis, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and Andrew Stephenson, University of East London.

Generous support is provided by the Paul Mellon Centre.


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3 June 2017 at 10.00–18.00

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