Queer/in/g Nature

Presented by Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS)
Curated by Dr Gil Mualem-Doron

Queer/in/g Nature, curated by Dr Gil Mualem-Doron, SEAS’s creative director,  is a group exhibition of LGBTQ+ artists, depicts provocative negotiations with the natural world, with the Western and heteronormative concepts of “nature” or “the natural”, and the environmental crisis. The exhibition, at the Ledward Centre is part of Brighton Festival. 

The exhibition includes photography, short films, digital art, documentation of queer interventions in the countryside and a large-scale immersive room installation. 

Contributing artists

The participating artists do not subscribe to the dichotomy of Nature/Artificial and shy away from heteronormative ideas of LGBTQ+ identities as artificial and alien to the natural world.  Some of the work in the exhibition critiques the Western quantification and standardization of bodies which historically has led to commodification and even to genocides. 

The countryside is used by some of the artists as a place to escape prescribed identities and acceptable codes of behaviour. Other artists use bodies, rituals and other physical interventions to connect to the queerness nature of Nature. 

Be prepared to be challenged and tantalized. 

Where to view the work

The Queer/in/g Nature exhibition and can be viewed in The Ledward Centre from Saturday 7th May.

Launch event

The exhibition opening on Saturday 7th May 3-7pm will include a free live dance performance by Lya Abdou Issa (AKA BlkDimondDance) in “Interweaving Spaces’, a large-scale immersive installation. The performance will commence at 5pm.

Find out more about tickets and the events associated with this exhibition here.

Find out more on the SEAS website.

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The Ledward Centre