Masculinities: Liberation through Photography

Pasvang, Pollsmoor, 2004

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography is a major group exhibition that explores how masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed through the works of photographers and film-maker from the 1960s to the present day, featuring also some pieces by Mikhael Subotzky.
With ideas around masculinity undergoing a global crisis and terms such as ‘toxic’ and ‘fragile’ masculinity filling endless column inches, the exhibition surveys the representation of masculinity in all its myriad forms, rife with contradiction and complexity. Presented across six sections by over 50 international artists to explore the expansive nature of the subject, the exhibition touches on themes of queer identity, the black body, power and patriarchy, female perceptions of men, heteronormative hypermasculine stereotypes, fatherhood and family. The works in the show present masculinity as an unfixed performative identity shaped by cultural and social forces.

Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street – London
20 February – 17 May 2020

When


Starts: 20 February 2020
Ends: 17 May 2020

Where


Barbican Art Gallery
Silk Street – London

Information


www.barbican.org.uk

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