‘We Are Family’ at the ACP

In light of the news from the states today that the US Supreme Court has declined the appeal of a photographer from New Mexico who refused to photograph a same sex marriage. We thought it would be a good time to celebrate equality with an exhibition currently in the ACP

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We Are Family showcases photographic and installation works by seven emerging and established female artists Michele Aboud, Deborah Kelly, Annie Magdalena Laerkesen, r e a, The Twilight Girls and Waded. It challenges the definition of a family by looking at the notion within gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) contexts. With humour, sensitivity, wit and sometimes anger, the artists invite us to consider the personal and the human beyond the political by giving their interpretation of family.

In the late 20th century the concept of family has been reshaped by multiple economical and socio-cultural changes, longer life spans, advent of safe and effective birth control and the increase in divorce rates. In harsh contrast with the idealised notions of the family that have developed for centuries, today’s modern family is multi-faceted.

 

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Up until the 18th of May, check out more details at the official site.

 

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