Berlin 00:00:00 London 00:00:00 New York 00:00:00 Chicago 00:00:00 Los Angeles 00:00:00 Shanghai 00:00:00
members login here
Region
Country / State
City
Genre
Artist
Exhibition

Beers.Lambert: TRANSGRESSION - 2 June 2011 to 3 July 2011

Current Exhibition


2 June 2011 to 3 July 2011
Hours : wed - sun, 12 - 6
Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art
21 VYNER STREET
London
E8 9DG
United Kingdom
Europe
T: +44 078 1703 1766
F:
M:
W: www.beerslambert.com











Photo courtesy Jakob (Lena) Knebl. It Happened In Broad Daylight (detail). 2010
photo: Georg Petermi
Web Links


Beers Lambert Contemporary Art

Artist Links





Artists in this exhibition: Bruce LaBruce, Brian Dawn Chalkley, Annabel Frearson, Jakob Lena Knebl, Sarah Derat, Sule Kemanci, Paul Knight, Regina Nieke, Lucia Pizzani, Anja Ronacher, Andrew Salgado, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Luke Turner, TTY


TRANSGRESSION

EXHIBITION JUNE 3 - JULY 3
PRIVATE VIEW, Thursday, JUNE 2, 6 - 9 PM

21 VYNER ST, LONDON E2 9DG MAP

Bruce LaBruce | Brian Dawn Chalkley | Annabel Frearson | Jakob Lena Knebl | Sarah Derat | Sule Kemanci | Paul Knight
Regina Nieke | Lucia Pizzani | Anja Ronacher | Andrew Salgado | Richard Sawdon-Smith | Luke Turner | TTY


Beers.Lambert is proud to present Transgression, an exhibition concerning art-practices that challenge and consider the representation of sexuality and gender in art and society.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with the symposium of Aesthetics, Art, & Pornography, presented by the University of Kent and the London Institute of Philosophy, (June 16-18).

Transgression was borne from the desire to curate an exhibition that would provide a perspective of sexuality and gender as radical concepts, reframed through a context in which these ubiquitous idea(l)s could be presented as something perhaps alternative, politically engaged, or subversive. It was a sinister but ultimately empathetic photographic work from artist Jakob Lena Knebl that provided the basis for the entire exhibition, in which the transgendered artist is rigged like a sadomasochistic marionette by what appears to be a horse-bit protruding from her mouth. The photograph lingered like a troubling dream, until the remainder of the exhibition took shape around this image, the very pulsating heart of Transgression...

Presenting the exhibition in conjunction with the University of Kent’s symposium on Aesthetics, Pornography & Art at the London Institute of Philosophy further drove the pertinent questions of how, why, and to what degree would the work in Transgression incorporate or subvert the expectations of an exhibition – quite bluntly put – on radical sexuality. We hotly debated the merit and validity of sexually-informed imagery for inclusion in this exhibition: was it necessary to take a more literal approach (and would such literalness in turn translate to work that would be heedlessly graphic in nature and/or crude?); conversely, would viewers feel that an exhibition prioritizing allegory and metaphor miss the mark of a show purporting to explore the rich depths of extreme sexuality and its aesthetic representation?

Transgression would eventually include 14 extraordinarily talented international artists, including renowned artist Bruce LaBruce, whose work has redefined the status of sexually-charged imagery in progressive contemporary art. Among those talented individuals included are an artist who maintains a contract with his lover permitting either to perform a cannibalistic act upon the first deceased; a performance by a man in drag that would provide both humor and poignancy that I witnessed for the first time nearly 2 years previous but remained a haunting spectacle; the victim of a gay-bashing incident whose painted self-portraits exhibit his physical and emotional scars; and an HIV-positive artist whose art has literally become his life - and life his art. Each articulation offers a remarkable perspective to a subject about which theses artists feel greatly impassioned, and which - in some instances – has defined not just the artwork but also the artist. It would appear that the pulsating heart bleeds...


For more information, please visit: www.beerslambert.com/exhibitions.htm




SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS
Follow on Twitter

Click on the map to search the directory

USA and Canada Central America South America Western Europe Eastern Europe Asia Australasia Middle East Africa
SIGN UP for ARTIST MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP for GALLERY MEMBERSHIP