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New art exhibition celebrates 30 years of LGBT culture

Joe Williams June 15, 2016
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80’s to Lately: A Queer Celebration is Hussina Raja’s first solo exhibition inviting audiences to celebrate queer culture during Pride in London.

Based on her research with queer artists, the exhibition features various media including a film projection, photography and audio installations.

The work shares with its audience intimate profiles of individuals who grew up amidst a defined decade in queer history of progress and setbacks – the 80’s.

Juxtaposed alongside them are profiles of a current generation who represent what being queer is today through various interpretations and forms.

During the creative process, the artist ‘followed’ several of her subjects to develop a rapport that reflects in some way who they are and how they see themselves in an ever changing queer culture.

The Open House will take place this evening (Wednesday June) at 6pm. There will be readings and a performance by the artists who form the exhibition.

Writer and performance poet Dean Atta will be performing some of his poetry, followed by a screening of queer animation and film installation of ‘coffee conversations’ with the artists involved.

Other artists included in the exhibition Alexis, Paul Allard, Lola Clavo, Hannah Holland, Francine Merry, Tareq Sayed Rajab De Montford, Terry O’Leary, Andy Polaris, Scottee and Fabio Santos.

For more about the exhibition, please click here or visit its Facebook page.

Related topics: Dean Atta, LGBT, Queer

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