In 2017, Tate Britain’s exhibition, Queer British Art (1861–1967) looked through a queer lens at a century of art prior to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. But the history of art doesn’t only teach us about the past. It can also make us think about the kind of future we want to paint.
Returning for its third year, Queer and Now 2020 will shape and preserve space for the UK’s LGBTQIA+ communities. In partnership with UK Black Pride, the 2020 programme will present three live events exploring how digital curation can be queered into a new style of cultural activism.
At each event, the LGBTQIA+ audience will be given space to have their voices heard alongside queer artists, activists and cultural producers, live from Tate’s galleries. It will be a chance to celebrate, explore and critique the place of art, museums and creativity in today’s queer culture… uncensored, live and as a community.
The second two events have been postponed. Ticket holders are invited to attend the forthcoming programme of events for the Zanele Muholi exhibition, including an in conversation with Zanele Muholi and Lady Phyll from UK Black Pride.
Queer and Now looks forward to welcoming back digital audiences for LGBTIQ+ History Month, February 2021.