Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Queer, Transgender... what beautiful words of freedom. In April 2017, GoSee celebrates 50 years of decriminalization of male homosexuality in cosmopolitan England and in Wales with TATE BRITAIN. Presented in the exhibition 'QUEER BRITISH ART 1861–1967' are works from the period between the abolition of the death penalty in 1861 and when the Sexual Offences Act was repealed in 1967. This is the first show dealing with this important topic in British art.
TATE tells us: “Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community when modern terminology of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘trans’ were unrecognized. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.”
Center stage in the celebration are paintings, drawings, personal photographs and films from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant and David Hockney – long live the little differences in life.
QUEER BRITISH ART 1861–1967 . 5 April – 1 October, 2017 . Entrance Fee £16.50, FREE for members . Adults £16.50 (without donation £15) . Concession £14.50 (without donation £13.10) . Under 12 FREE (up to four per family adult). Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery.
Make a day of it and visit both Queer British Art and David Hockney with a free drink in between. This offer can be booked via the David Hockney exhibition page (until 29 May 2017). tate.org.uk////queer-british-art-1861-1967