Imagine in 1988 the public furore if the Tate had hosted an exhibition of queer British art – marking the 21st anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales.
Tate Britain presents the first UK show to focus exclusively on queer British art, marking the 50 year anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Featuring works from the Pre-Raphaelites to Francis Bacon, the show explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Deeply personal and intimate works […]
Tate Britain has announced a new show for the Autumn titled ‘Queer British Art’ which is scheduled to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of (male) homosexuality in Britain. This will be the first major exhibition in Britain to focus on queer British art. It spans the period from the abolition of the death penalty […]