Tate Britain - Queer British Art 1861–1967
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG
A wonderful collection of art works related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities ranging from 1861 up to 1967.
“Marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed”.
This collection is made up of some extremely beautiful, breath-taking , poignant and intimate pieces bringing stories and experiences from the past all together in one the place.
Paintings, photographs, film and drawings all featured in this wonderfully thought out tasteful and respectful collection and features amazing work from masters such as, Sargent, Carrington,Bacon & Hockney and celebrates the diversity of queer British art from the identified period.
Apparently, the inspiration for the curators choice of title for the show came from Derek Jarman (another iconic Gay British Artist) who said the word queer used to frighten him but eventually learned to accept the word as meaning liberation'.
This exhibition is both moving and beautiful and captures the diversity of the LGBTQ community at its best!
Queer British Art 1861–1967 on display until 1st October 2017 (don’t miss it!)