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 amongst Tate Britain’s collection.
Curated by E-J Scott with a dynamic cast of artists, cultural producers, commentators, activists, supporters and Tate’s own LGBTQIA+ staff network, Queer and Now 2020 places queer culture at the heart of the gallery.
People of all ages and identities are invited to a day of live performances, talks, family tours, workshops, music, film and dance from artists rooted in the UK’s queer community.
The use of different acronyms and language with reference to identity throughout this programme express the personal wishes of each individual or group involved in the Queer and Now festival.