Liquid Gender explores the relationship between identity and culture, asking how do we know who we really are? Through photography, collage and sculptural work.
Liquid Gender is an exploration of the relationship between gender expression and identity, with a focus on pre-colonial traditions.
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). Objects from the Sainsbury Centre´s own collection 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.
Afro-indigenous photographer Laryssa Machada (b.1993) and Indigenous creative Antônio 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.
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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University Of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ
Tuesday – Friday 9am-6pm (exhibitions 9.30am-6pm)
Saturday – Sunday 10am-5pm (exhibitions 10am-5pm)
Closed Mondays, including bank holidays
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