The exhibition will celebrate over 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with topics such as gender identity, gender fluidity, as well as non-binary, trans and intersex identities.
It will bring together over 100 artworks by different generations of queer artists from around the world.
Vincent Honoré, Guest Curator, said: “Kiss My Genders is a wonderful celebration welcoming the brilliant differences and the rich spectra of genders within our society.
“It is an honour for Kiss My Genders to play such a key part within Southbank Centre’s exciting and powerful LGBTQI+ summer programming, kicking off with this inclusive celebration of Pride.”
The artists participating in Kiss My Genders include: Ajamu, Travis Alabanza, Amrou Al-Kadhi & Holly Falconer, Sadie Benning, Nayland Blake, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Flo Brooks, Luciano Castelli, Jimmy DeSana, Jes Fan, Chitra Ganesh, Martine Gutierrez, Lyle Ashton Harris, Nicholas Hlobo, Peter Hujar, Juliana Huxtable, Joan Jett Blakk, Tarek Lakhrissi, Zoe Leonard, Ad Minoliti, Pierre Molinier, Kent Monkman, Zanele Muholi, Catherine Opie, Planningtorock, Christina Quarles, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Hunter Reynolds, Athi-Patra Ruga, Tejal Shah, Victoria Sin, Jenkin van Zyl, Del LaGrace Volcano.
This celebration comes as part of Southbank Centre’s Summer programme featuring an LGBTQI+ strand.
Over the Pride season, the 17 acre site by the River Thames will adopt a party atmosphere offering a new and varied programme to suit all age groups, with a wide range of free events including performances, film screenings, live music, DJs.
Elsewhere on Southbank Centre’s 17 acre site, the Archive Studio (Royal Festival Hall, Level 2) will display items from Southbank Centre and Bishopsgate Institute archives reflecting the progression and diversity of London Pride.
The exhibition showcases snapshots of the 1987 Lesbian and Gay Pride Carnival in the Gardens, which featured performances from sickening artists such as Bronski Beat, Hazell Dean, Hope Augustus and the Beverley Sisters.
Vistors can also join the QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour) Pride Party presented by Pxssy Palace in collaboration with BBZ (Bold Brazen Zamis or Babes), set to bring performance and electrifying music to Royal Festival Hall’s Riverside Terrace from 5pm – 1am.
Southbank Centre is also thrilled to announce GAY TIMES as an official media partner, including Kiss My Genders.
As a publication committed to amplifying queer voices, GAY TIMES will be working collaboratively with Southbank Centre throughout the summer for several exciting queer events.
William J Connolly, Editor of GAY TIMES, said: “Southbank Centre is a leading figure in bringing fresh and diverse voices to our capital, and I’m thrilled to be begin our partnership with them today.
“As a global LGBTQ brand, GAY TIMES continues to amplify queer voices across all our platforms.
“By joining with the Southbank Centre during this anniversary year the community, I’m excited for the new and undiscovered conversations and talents that are about to shine as we step into a summer full of Pride.”
Kiss My Genders
12 June – 8 September 2019
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Prices: £15.50 / £12.50
Members go free
Please note: This exhibition includes nudity and some sexual content as well as strobe lighting effects. One room contains latex.
Age guidance: Children below the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult as some parts of the exhibition contain images of an explicit nature. Information is provided within the exhibition where the images may be unsuitable for visitors under 13.
Link to Kiss My Genders web page HERE
Tickets and further information: Tickets on sale (Southbank Centre Members free)
www.southbankcentre.co.uk / 020 3879 9555
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