- Full Color
June 2 - July 3, 2011
Transgression explores art-practices that challenge and consider the representation of sexuality and gender-constructs in art and society, including those issues generated from (hetero)normative perspectives, but also issues and representations of relevance to LGBT communities, feminist perspectives, and marginalized voices. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the symposium on Aesthetics, Art & Pornography by the University of Kent and the London Institute of Philosophy (June 16-18, 2011).
Artists include Bruce LaBruce, Jakob Lena Knebl, Sarah Derat, Sule Kemanci, Paul Knight, Regina Nieke, Lucia Pizzani, Anja Ronacher, Andrew Salgado, Luke Turner, TTY. Performance and video by Brian Dawn Chalkley, Annabel Frearson, Richard Sawdon Smith.
Transgression developed from the desire to curate an exhibition that would provide a perspective of sexuality and gender as radical concepts, reframed through a context in which these ubiquitous idea(l)s could be presented as something alternative, politically engaged, or subversive. It was a sinister, macabre but ultimately empathetic photographic work from Jakob Lena Knebl that provided the basis for the entire exhibition: It Happened In Broad Daylight sees the transgendered artist rigged by what appears to be a horse-bit, like