Joan Jett Blakk, Joan Jett Blakk for President (1992). Installation view of Kiss My Genders at Hayward Gallery, 2019. Photo: Thierry Bal
Speaking at the time of her presidential campaign in 1992, Blakk said: ‘We’re taught from the time we’re children that anyone can be president. We had a bad actor, why not a good drag queen?’. For Kiss My Genders, the poster for Blakk’s 1992-campaign has been fly-posted across one of Hayward Gallery’s exterior walls.
Kiss My Genders is at Hayward Gallery from 12 June – 8 September 2019. Hayward Gallery is open 11am – 7pm every day, except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed, with late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.