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Kiss My Genders - Live

Part of Kiss My Genders

Artists from Hayward Gallery’s summer exhibition Kiss My Genders present an evening of performance, poetry, screenings and discussion.

Hosted by William J Connolly, Editor of Gay Times, the event features Victoria Sin, Whiskey Chow, Jenkin van Zyl, Tarek Lakhrissi, Hannah Quinlan, Rosie Hastings and Jesse Hultberg.

Elaborating on the themes and ideas of the exhibition, Kiss My Genders – Live celebrates diversity and multiplicity in relation to gender identity.

Victoria Sin (b. 1991, Toronto, Canada) is an artist who uses speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification.

Whiskey Chow (b. 1989, Guangzhou, China) is a London-based performance artist and Chinese drag king. Chow's art practice engages with broadly defined political issues, from female and queer masculinity, problematising the nation-state across geographic boundaries, to stereotypical projections of Chinese/Asian identity.

Jenkin van Zyl (b. 1993, London) lives and works in London, where he studies at the Royal Academy Schools. Van Zyl’s new film installation on display at Hayward Gallery, Looners (2019), plays out a kaleidoscopic horror narrative among abandoned Hollywood movie sets.

Tarek Lakhrissi (b. 1992, Châtellerault France) is a visual artist, poet and writer based in Paris. His work has been exhibited in Auto Italia, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Fondation Lafayette Anticipations, Paris; La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, Paris; Artexte, Montreal; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius; and Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn, among others.

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings (b. 1991, Newcastle/London) live and work in London. Their work, which centres on themes of queerness and resistance, includes the UK Gay Bar Directory (2015 – 2016), a moving-image archive of gay bars in the UK. Quinlan and Hastings' contribution features Montpellier-based musician Jesse Hultberg.

Jesse Hultberg (b. 1960, New York) co-founded the music group 3 Teens Kill 4 No Motive in 1980 in New York City with David Wojnarowicz, Brian Butterick and Max Blagg. Hultberg founded Wildmonk Records and self-released the albums Jesse Hultberg (1994) and 20 Years Old (2015). He has appeared in films by David Wojnarowicz and Norman René.

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Purcell Room


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Age restriction
For ages 15+ only.

Event information
This performance features the use of latex.

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