There will be a wide variety of artworks on show, including installation, video, painting, sculpture and wall drawings, but the emphasis will be on photography. Exhibiting artists will include filmmaker, actor and writer Amrou Al-Kadhi, who describes themself as a ‘professional unicorn' and 'non-binary Brit’ in addition to American artist, DJ and performer Juliana Huxtable.
This is an exhibition set to be full of colour and celebration on the one hand, but also trauma on the other. Hunter Reynold's Memorial dress (1993) takes the form of a black ball gown printed with the names of 25,000 people known to have died from AIDS related illnesses, while an unsettling group of photographs from Zanele Muholi explores the violence suffered by South Africa's lesbian and transgender communities.
Kiss My Genders will occupy the whole Hayward Gallery but will also spill out into the Southbank Centre with two new commissions. Ad Minoliti will transform Southbank Centre's riverside stage, while African artist Athi-Patra Ruga will adorn the windows of Queen Elizabeth Hall with 'stained glass' depictions of avatars.
This set to be an exhibition of huge proportions, at once uncompromising and inclusive.
|What||Kiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery|
|Where||Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
12 Jun 19 – 08 Sep 19, 11am – 7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
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