Exhibition: Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today

This exhibition runs from Tue, 2nd Apr 2019 to Sun, 25th Aug 2019. See all dates

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

Wed,
19th Jun 2019  
(11am - 6pm)
Thu,
20th Jun 2019  
(11am - 9pm)
Fri,
21st Jun 2019  
(11am - 9pm)
Sat,
22nd Jun 2019  
(11am - 6pm)
Sun,
23rd Jun 2019  
(11am - 6pm)
Tue,
25th Jun 2019  
(11am - 6pm)
Wed,
26th Jun 2019  
(11am - 6pm)

Cost: Free of Charge


How has the changing landscape of London affected the lives of queer people? In the 1980s, campaigning groups and social spaces proliferated alongside a growing LGBTQ+ rights movement. But are the city’s community centres, bars, cabarets, cruising areas, and other venues for exploring sexuality and trying out new identities now under threat?

The market-led redevelopment of hundreds of spaces around London is rapidly changing the capital’s queer scene. This display focuses on the rarely seen archives of queer venues and social networks collated by University College London’s Urban Laboratory. It reveals the radical inventiveness and creativity of London’s queer communities since the 1980s.

At the same time artists Tom Burr (b. 1963, USA), Ralph Dunn (b. 1969, UK), Evan Ifekoya (b. 1988, Nigeria), Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings (both b. 1991, UK), Prem Sahib (b. 1982, UK) and others give their perspectives on 21st century cityscapes of sociability and self-expression.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

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


Location

Whitechapel Gallery,

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London,
E1 7QX

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