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Vane Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Unlimited Intimacy’.

Vane Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Unlimited Intimacy’.

October 2023

This exhibition contains images from Stuart Linden Rhodes.

The presentation surveys critical and radical perspectives on gay and queer sexuality through photographic and documentary practices.

‘The Knight’s Move’ by Tessa Boffin (1960 – 1993) unapologetically challenges heteronormative representations of historical and mythological figures. The monochromatic works reimagine the Knight, the Knave, the Angel, the Casanova and the Lady-in-Waiting as lesbian protagonists.

Phyllis Christopher presents an intimate and evocative exploration of female sexuality, sensually depicting skin and bodily fluids. The photographs compel viewers to confront the interlaced relationship between sexual desire, pleasure, and pain.

‘Cruising Delhi in the 80s’ by Sunil Gupta in conversation with the Indian art historian and gay rights activist Saleem Kidwai (1951 – 2021) is a reflective video work on their shared histories of cruising in Delhi, India.

Stuart captures the diverse gay scene and queer club culture of the UK in the 1990s, a period also marked by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, homophobia, and discriminatory laws.

In ‘They Called it Love, But Was it Love?’, Charan Singh examines the lives and worlds of the Kothi community, which is often targeted as a risk group in India and troubles hetero- and homo-normative notions of gender and sexuality through a non-western lens.

Abdullah Qureshi is a Pakistan-born multidisciplinary artist and curator. He is a Lecturer in Fine Art at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The exhibition is part of ‘Assemblage I: Body and Politics’ hosted by the Department of Art at Northumbria University.

Exhibition preview: Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 5 – 8 pm.

Full details are here  

Published: 13-Sep-2023: (7242)

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