Queer British Art 1861 – 1967

Exhibition, Tate Britain, London, UK.


Until October 1, 2017
The show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a period when e ablished assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public that helped to forge a sense of community when the modern terminology of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’, and ‘trans’ were as yet unrecognised. Together, the creations reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.