Exhibition: Masculinities - Liberation through Photography

This exhibition runs from Thu, 20th Feb 2020 to Sun, 17th May 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

20th Feb 2020  
(10am - 7:30pm)  <– Today
21st Feb 2020  
(10am - 7:30pm)
22nd Feb 2020  
(10am - 7:30pm)
23rd Feb 2020  
(10am - 4pm)
24th Feb 2020  
(10am - 4pm)
25th Feb 2020  
(10am - 4pm)
26th Feb 2020  
(10am - 4pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Thu, 20th Feb 2020

Cost: £17

Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.

Examining depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the Barbican brings together the work of over 50 international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie.

In the wake of #MeToo the image of masculinity has come into sharper focus, with ideas of toxic and fragile masculinity permeating today’s society. This exhibition charts the often complex and sometimes contradictory representations of masculinities, and how they have developed and evolved over time. Touching on themes including power, patriarchy, queer identity, female perceptions of men, hypermasculine stereotypes, tenderness and the family, the exhibition shows how central photography and film have been to the way masculinities are imagined and understood in contemporary culture.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Barbican Centre,

Silk Street, London,

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