4. Oct, 2018

DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Not many about but this ‘free’ exhibition is well worth a cheeky visit. Featuring the works of 30 artists plus, you will find pieces that explore all angles of gender, identity, politics and class (from the 60s to present day) using drag as an expression and to question life.  

Enjoy works from such established artists as Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman, the exhibition also includes self-portraits by a younger generation of contemporary artists who have recently embraced drag as an art form, including Adam Christensen and Victoria Sin.

Rather than offering a linear or chronological narrative, this exhibition aims to present a multitude of voices that explore cultural shifts of the past 50 years and touch on topics that include the 1980s AIDS crisis and post-colonial theory.

Focused on photography but spanning a variety of other media, DRAG is accompanied by a programme of tours led by drag performers.

Catch this fantastic ‘free’ exhibition until 14th October 2018.

Website: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/drag-self-portraits-and-body-politics