Group Show: Birgit Jürgenssen, Robert Mapplethorpe and Ana Mendieta in 'DRAG: self-portraits and body politics', Hayward Gallery, London

22 August - 14 October 2018

Birgit Jürgenssen, Robert Mapplethorpe and Ana Mendieta will feature in the group exhibition DRAG: self-portraits and body politics at the Hayward Gallery, London from 22 August - 14 October 2018.

 

This free exhibition features the work of more than 30 artists who have used drag to explore or question identity, gender, class and politics, from the 1960s to the present day.

Alongside key figures such as Pierre Molinier, VALIE EXPORT, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman, the exhibition also includes self-portraits by a younger generation of contemporary artists who have recently embraced drag as an art form, including Adam Christensen and Victoria Sin.

Rather than offering a linear or chronological narrative, this exhibition aims to present a multitude of voices that explore cultural shifts of the past 50 years and touch on topics that include the 1980s AIDS crisis and post-colonial theory.

Focused on photography but spanning a variety of other media, DRAG is accompanied by a programme of tours led by drag performers.

 

HENI Project Space, Hayward Gallery

Southbank Centre

337-338 Belvedere Road

London SE1 8XX