Imitating Gender & Drag’s Greater Purpose

DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics expands upon the realm of Drag and its intersections between topics such as feminism and the AIDS crisis. The works involved in the exhibit call attention to the way we construct and perform gender in our everyday lives as well as point out other systems of oppression in our society. Although the exhibit is mainly a collection of photographs, it also features performance art and other media forms, hoping to shed light on gender politics through the lens of drag. DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics is on display at the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery August 22nd through October 14th.

Read more on Artlyst | Image: MING WONG After Chinatown, 2012