Beyond Heterotpia presents...
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BEYOND HETEROTOPIA PRESENTS…
Three exhibitions on the subjects of the queer past, queering as present and affects,
visions and hopes for queer futures.
Red Flags II: Flags for Queertopias
Arthur Guilleminot / Anka Dabrowska / Lo Lo No / Stav B / Pink Suits / Matt Gale
Mirta Imperatori / Julian Smith / Jemma Channing / Black Lodge Press / Dan Chan
Jet girl / Joanne Newman
Curated by Double Sided Sticky Tape
Creating a flag for their Isolation Island, artists make work on the concept of Queertopias
and what that means; singularly or collectively, as we build bridges and reconnect to each
other in physical and cognitive spaces. Drawing from the emotion and materiality of their
experiences and visions for the future.
Drawn from the domestic, communal or other, they explore the complexities and potentials
of the Queertopia, to be shared as acts of resilience, visibility, resistance and solidarity.
Karen Vost explores the criminalisation of people for activism and self-expression. This
particular work focuses on the arrests of individuals for their sexuality and its expression.
Karen grew up in south east London and at the age of 9 lost her mother to prison for three
years. She questions the criminalisation of people fighting to be heard.
Without the sacrifice of these individuals, we would not have some of the freedoms we
enjoy today .
Karen became interested in the portraiture of mugshots (originally developed in the
1840’s) and the intimacy, vulnerability yet pride these images can evoke. She uses a light
boxes to shine light on social injustices.
We Made Dens
Non-binary artist Jenny Boat explores queerness and difference through, painting, drawing
and sculpture. ‘We Made Dens’ is a series of painted portraits of LGBTQIA+ people from
when they were children. With a deliberately vibrant colour palette that channels joy in
order to counter the institutional homophobia and othering many LGBTQ+ people have
experienced throughout their lives.
These celebratory paintings highlight the importance of including positive queer narratives
in mainstream education, so that LGBTQIA+ children can grow up feeling that they have a
place in the world too.