Curated by Drew Pettifer, Radicalism brings together several artists and activists from across Australia to examine some of the sites of radicalism, resistance and defiance associated with questions of gender and sexuality in the contemporary moment.
This exhibition explores representations of queerness beyond a celebration of queer pride and queer identity to look at some of the social, political and cultural challenges that confront queer identity today.
The artists in this exhibition are both radical queers and queer radicals and include Eric Bridgeman, Brown Council, Georgia Hutchison, Tom Penney, Christopher Sciuto, Salote Tawale, Adele Varcoe, Sam Wallman and William Yang.
Their works raise a number of important questions around the politics of queer identity in the early 21st century. Does identity still matter in our understanding of queerness? Where are the boundaries that limit discourses of queerness in our contemporary culture? Is queerness still linked to radicalism in any way?
Radicalism is accompanied by a range of public programming initiatives to encourage an active discourse around these themes.
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport
Exhibition: 17 January – 23 December 2014
For more information, visit: www.thesubstation.org.au for details.
Image: Drew Pettifer, Pink Fist 2013