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Liquid Gender: What is Truth? season

by Sainsbury Centre

Liquid Gender: What is Truth? season

Liquid Gender: What is Truth? season

Saturday 17th February 10:00 - Sunday 4th August 17:00

In an exploration of the relationship between gender expression and identity, with a focus on pre-colonial traditions, the Sainsbury Centre will present works by a myriad of internationally acclaimed artists, including new work, UK premieres and new acquisitions.

New Orleans born Rashaad Newsome (b.1979), whose multi-disciplinary work explores black and queer space in art history, will make a new holographic work titled In the Absence of Evidence, We Create Stories (2024) which will look both to the cultural traditions of the past and the possibility of the future. Using objects from the Sainsbury Centre´s own collection, these will be used as part of a visual dialogue with African sculptures that transform into futuristic cyborgs and speak about their past, present and future.

In a UK premiere, American artist Martine Gutierrez (b.1989) will showcase her Demons (2018) series in its entirety which depicts the artist as a deity from Aztec, Maya and Yorùbá traditions. Part of her 'Indigenous Woman' publication, a 146-page art magazine inspired by glossy magazines, the images are infused with androgynous characteristics.

Afro-indigenous photographer Laryssa Machada (b.1993) and Indigenous creative Antonio Vital Neto Pankararu document queer Indigenous identities in the Brazilian Northeast in Origem (2020), a series of photographic portraits overlaid with Indigenous motifs accessible through an augmented reality (AR) application designed by pioneering Bolivian digital artist Lucia Grossberger Morales (b. 1952). The result of a research project at the University of Leeds, it draws on centuries of both visibility and oppression of queer people in Brazil.

When artist Leilah Babirye (b.1985) sought asylum in the US after being publicly outed in her native Uganda, she saw drag queens for the first time, which inspired a series of vibrant works on paper. A group of these titled Kuchu Ndagamuntu (Queer Identity Card) (2021), which depicts the many faces and identities of her ambiguously gendered subjects will be presented. One of these works has also now been acquired by the Sainsbury Centre - thanks to funding from the Art Fund's New Collecting Award - and will join the permanent collection.

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Date and Time: On Sat, 17 Feb 2024 10:00 - Sun, 04 Aug 2024 17:00

Venue details: Sainsbury Centre, Norfolk Road, Norwich, England, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Category: Arts | Visual Arts

Price: Our Universal Ticket allows access to our entire gallery. This ticket operates on a 'Pay If and What You Can' basis.: GBP 5.00

Artists: Leilah Babirye, Martine Gutierrez, Rashaad Newsome, Laryssa Machada , Antonio Vital Neto Pankararu

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