sh[OUT]: Contemporary art and human rights

sh[OUT]: Contemporary art and human rights
Date: 9 April – 1 November 2009
Space: Gallery 4

The sh[OUT] programme was developed to promote understanding on LGBTI issues and included a series of events and projects which investigate LGBTI human rights issues through artists, writers and musicians.

The exhibition at GoMA focused on portraiture and self-portraiture about bodies, how they are different from each other and how differently they have been used. While the purpose is to discuss and question the state of exclusion of LGBTI people in the contemporary society, the show also explored love, family, marriage and partnership which are not common themes in contemporary art.

Following the sh[OUT] exhibition Memorial to a Marriage, Patricia Cronin (pictured) was acquired for Glasgow Museums’ collection and is currently on display in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The catalogue for this exhibition is available to purchase from mybooksource

Artists: Patricia Cronin, Chad McCail, Pierre et Gilles, Sunil Gupta, David Hockney, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Deborah Kass, Ins A Kromminga, Holly Johnson, Sadie Lee, Nan GoldinRobert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Grayson Perry, Jack Pierson, Diane Torr, Del LaGrace Volcano

Allan Radcliffe,The List
The Skinny
The Scotsman
The Guardian ptI
The Guardian ptII
University of Leicester – Research Department for Museum and Gallery Studies
University Of Leicester – Research Department for Museum and Gallery Studies Report
The Herald
Amnesty International UK blog
Playing with Discomfort paper
The performance of internal conflict and the art of activism – Victoria Hollows
Question of responsibility Mark O’Neil – Index on Censorship publication
Religion and cultural policy: two museum case studies – Mark O’Neill

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