Exhibition: The Queer Gaze part II

What does it mean to make queer art?

In the second instalment of The Queer Gaze, we leave the collection behind us and give space to invited contemporary artists who use their queer gaze in their art. 

Each artist has their own unique starting point, and the artistic expressions are just as varied. Nevertheless, the works are characterized by a common desire to find one’s place in the world and carve out space for self-expression.

Artists who work outside of the heteronormative framework have often created art that envisions a more liberated future – a future where everyone can be who they want to be. Using their art as a tool, queer artists have paved the way for more tolerance and openness in society.

Queer perspectives within art dissolve traditional boundaries between high and low, clean and dirty, the ugly and the beautiful. Some artists even question whether such categorizations are meaningful at all.

Speculations about identity and society, and about gender and culture, are a key theme of the exhibition, which includes works relating to documentation and disinformation, politics and the erotic, our inner nature and the struggle against the inhibiting framework of culture.

By shedding light on and challenging the mechanisms of power in society, queer art can create more room for freedom, understanding, and creative activity. 

Participating artists:
Chai Saeidi, Damien Ajavon, Fin Serck-Hanssen, FRANK, Hamid Waheed, Ihra Lill Scharning, Isak Leon Gunnarson, Jannik Abel, Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty, Nina Eriksson, Synnøve Sizou G. Wetten & Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg

Mathias Skaset & Bjørn Hatterud

  • 23 Sep 2022 to 31 Dec 2022
  • Kode 4