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QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection

See hundreds of years of iconic artworks from the NGV collection examined through a queer lens.
By Elyse Genrich
May 31, 2022
By Elyse Genrich
May 31, 2022

With a reimagined collection of over 400 artworks, QUEER presents hundreds of years of paintings, photography and more through a queer lens. The most historically expansive exhibition of its kind in Australia, QUEER features works by queer artists or artists who have a strong connection to queer history.

The exhibition seeks to explore the idea of queerness as an expression of sexuality and gender, a sensibility and attitude, as well as a political movement. The exhibit also considers the collection of the NGV itself, examining where queer history is notably absent from the NGV either accidentally or through purposeful omission.

The exhibit celebrates modern and historical queerness, celebrating recent queer icons through photo, video, and fashion, as well as classical paintings depicting queer love.

QUEER will be free and open to the public at NGV International from Thursday, March 10 until Sunday, August 21.

Image credit: Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for NGV. 

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