Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Carleton Curatorial Lab (CCL): genderhow?

Curated by Matthew Conte and Lesley McNaughton

12 September 2016 – 12 February 2017

genderhow? questions, challenges, and dismantles how we understand, experience, and embrace intersectional gender identities and expressions.  Drawn from CUAG’s collection, these works expose and critique traditional notions of how masculinities and femininities are performed.  The photographs selected from series by Jennifer Dickson, Gabrielle de Montmollin, Becky Singleton, and Douglas Walker, and a video by Kent Monkman, encapsulate the gendered body as transformative, unstable, and temporary.  These artworks radically challenge the status quo and reimagine the concept of gender as multiple, complex, violent, and beautiful.  This exhibition is an invitation to radically reconsider your lived experiences with gender and how it is continuously performed, negotiated, and re-performed.

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