Gender Performance


Written by Caisa Ederyd
12 Friday 12th February 2010

Royal College of Art’s student union are organising a one-week exhibition on gender and performance. Five artists will explore human characteristics such as race, gender, religion, sexuality, disability and age in relation to art and design as a part of the DiverseRCA programme.
 Franko B, Oreet Ashery,Ralf Obergfell, Tony Hornecker and Ana Laura López de la Torre are exhibiting a range of disciplines such as video, sculptures, photos and performance with the aim to explore how art can make us understand human characteristics in a different way.  
Ralf Obergfell’s photos and Tony Hornecker’s peep boots installation together make up this instillation called Beautiful Freaks. Viewers are invited to peek through cracks and holes in Hornecker's boots where performances will be held alongside Obergfell's photographs of the London party scene.
Oreet Ashery’s Dancing with Men is a video in which she participates, as a man, in a male-only religious festival. Also on Wednesday, the Gender & Performance Symposium opens with Franko B’s sculpture I’m Thinking Of You. Furthermore, there will be a panel discussion on gender, race, religious beliefs, sexuality, disability and age, chaired by Dr Claire Pajaczkowska, Senior Research Tutor at the RCA. 

 Franko B. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Exhibition open from 22 – 25 February, 11am to 5.30pm
24 February: Gender & Performance Symposium, 2pm - 8.30pm



Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore


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