Queer British Art 1861 – 1967
Exhibition, Tate Britain, London, UK.
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.