Queer British Art 18611967 | TATE

For the first time TATE presents exhibition dedicated to Queer British Art

“Featuring works from 18611967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

Why is the word 'queer' used in the exhibition title?

Queer has a mixed history from the 19th century onwards it has been used both as a term of abuse and as a term by LGBT people to refer to themselves. Our inspiration for using it came from Derek Jarman who said that it used to frighten him but now 'for me to use the word queer is a liberation'.

More info about the exhibition TATE

We also recomend the text about the exhibition in The Guardian