sh[OUT]: Contemporary Art And Human Rights at GoMA, Glasgow, UK

Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow has a social justice exhibition every other year. This year the topic is lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender life. The exhibition sh[OUT] will both celebrate and raise awareness of LGBT people, their rights and history.

Artists represented are: Patricia Cronin, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sunil Gupta, David Hockney, Holly Johnson, Deborah Kass, Ins A Kromminga, Sadie Lee, Chad McCail, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Grayson Perry, Pierre et Gilles, Jack Pierson, Lizzie Rowe, Diane Torr, and Del LaGrace Volcano. writes on their webpage: “Please note: the sh[OUT] exhibition contains some sexually explicit artworks.” – so now I have warned you too!

The exhibition, which opened in April, ends on Sunday November 1, 2009. A catalogue to accompany the exhibition is be available from GoMA.

sh[OUT] events programme:

Del LaGrace Volcano

October 8, 2009, 6.30pm to 7.30 pm, at GoMA
Del LaGrace Volcano is considered one of the pioneers of queer photography and has published five books of work including Love Bites and Femmes of Power.
This talk will include a discussion about the work Herm Torso, currently on show in the sh[OUT] exhibition, and the trans culture in general.

LGBTI representations in art and literature

October 15, 2009, 6pm to 7.30pm, at GoMA
Join Glasgow based authors Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh along with London based sh[out] artist Sadie Lee for a panel discussion on the topic of LGBTI in Art and Literature.
This session will be chaired by Sean McGlashan, curator of the sh[OUT] exhibition.

An evening with Diane Torr

October 22, 2009, 6pm to 8pm, at GoMA
A talk and performance from internationally renowned performance artist Diane Torr, who features in the sh[OUT] exhibition. Among other investigations, she is a pioneer of drag king culture, and co-author with Professor Steve Bottoms of the forthcoming book Performing Masculinity.

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Del LaGrace Volcano
Diane Torr
Sadie Lee