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GFEST 2016 visual arts exhibition: “Beyond Margins”

gfest2016vajointdetailMon 7 to Sat 12 Nov 11 am to 6 pm. Private view (invitation only) Tue 8 Nov.

MENIER GALLERY, 51 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU tel: 020 7407 3222  FREE  / MAP

Eight visual artists explore the theme of marginalised and ‘out and proud’ LGBTQI identities in complimenting or contrasting views in their works.

I Am For You Can Enjoy is a multimedia collaboration between Ajamu X and Khalil West. Portraying Black men who do sex work, revealing the points at which power and commerce collide with commodity and constructions of Black masculinity. The film installation challenges definitions of “Blackness” and “sex work(er)” based in failure and victimhood.

img_0114Jason Carr’s figurative paintings series engages the viewer to look at contemporary spectrum of LGBTQI narratives offering varying insights into the most inner self.

Jose Gomez’s paintings celebrate the form and sensuality of men’s bodies and their ‘fresh’ flesh. They confront homoerotic fetishism and Catholic religious beliefs.

Niranjan Kamatkar: presents Marg (pathway), a photographic series which looks at 4 narratives from Indian epic Mahabharata exploring the ageless nature of gender fluidity and sexual diversity. This is twinned with the GFEST 2016 performance Marga pathway choreographed by Subodh Rathod.

veronicaporcelain-map-fragmentsSarah Jane Moon’s portraits of people who identify as lesbian and / or queer, compelling the viewer to think about the differences between ‘marginal and mainstream identities’.

Simon Croft presents Normal, Natural, Real, text based conceptual work looking at notions often used in relation to trans people’s bodies and identities.

Veronica Slater’s porcelain sculptures and mixed media collage works documents an inner visual diary and seeking to find the self. It deals with being OUT and looking into the margins.

Sat 12 Nov – 3.30 pm to 5 pm

OUT [in the Margins]: a panel discussion: MENIER GALLERY, 51 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU tel: 020 7407 3222 FREE, booking required

OUT [in the Margins]: a panel discussion to challenge the perceptions of marginal LGBT+ identities and how the work presented at GFEST 2016 exhibition relates or contrasts with preconceived notions. Artists Veronica Slater, Niranjan Kamatkar and Simon Croft will be on the panel.

Sun 13 Nov 6.30 – 8 pm

Tate Modern tour with Sara Wajid: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG  FREE, booking required.

Join guest speaker Sara Wajid, a museum professional and cultural critic, on LGBTQ tour of artworks from the new Switch House galleries.

If you like this also check GFEST 2016 films