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Queer Contemporary: I want a future that lives up to my past

Queer Contemporary: I want a future that lives up to my past

Saturday 26th February 2022

11:00 am

National Art School

156 Forbes St

Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Wheelchair Accessible

Curated to coincide with the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, this exhibition brings together a range of distinct LGBTQIA+ voices from within the NAS community, including teaching staff and alumni. It presents works in dialogue about the nature of contemporary art and politics and possible personal, local and global futures through queer visual languages and points of view.  

I want a future that lives up to my past juxtaposes artists and works to make visible queer aesthetics that are not tied to obvious representations of identity and sexuality, but are materially grounded in the ways LGBTQIA+ lived experience and creative practice demands a range of navigations and interventions in mainstream cultural forms and interpretations. Against the global backdrop of the climate crisis, our second pandemic, and the last decade’s conservative backlash against the human rights of those of us who live in the margins, the works included offer subtle and complex articulations of ideas, images and forms that bridge difficult pasts and possible futures. 

On show 26 February - 13 March 2022.

Image Caption:
Christine Dean
Attic Windows (2019)
oil on canvas
70 x 70 cm

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