Civil Partnerships Programme

Two Annas by Natalie Papamichael

Civil Partnerships - queer & feminist art & activism

Exhibition -  9 - 20 May

Grand Parade, corridor, foyer and café.
Private View of Exhibition May 11, 4pm

Discussion - 11 May

Discussion on same-sex marriage with Caroline Lucas
University of Brighton, Grand Parade Boardroom 2:30pm

Forum - 17 May           

A forum on queer & feminist art & activism  
University of Brighton, Grand Parade G4, 11:00-5

Civil Partnerships was a programme of events and art at the Grand Parade campus of the University of Brighton in conjunction with a symposium at Tate Modern. This programme came together through an unexpected but wonderful collaboration which is international and transgenerational in scope, with participants brought together by a commitment to understanding and ending gender and sexual inequality through art.

This exhibition of artworks used diverse strategies to address different aspects of our project, from tender consideration of the unique subject to political campaigning posters from around Europe.

To expand on the issues addressed through this work we organized two events, a debate on gay marriage in Europe on May 11 and a public forum on feminist and queer curating on May 17th, all of which were held at the University of Brighton campus with the support of the Faculty of Arts and the Arts Council.

A symposium at Tate Modern, organized as the final event in an 18 month research network project funded by the Leverhulme Foundation, and including a international programme of prominent artists and curators, with some special performances, was the denouement of our programme. The hope wasthat everyone would find something in our programme to delight, to inspire, and to energize.

A publication was produced as part of Civil Partnerships, download a PDF version here.



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