Cassils: Curator Exhibition Tour

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor

Cassils: Curator Exhibition Tour at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 6 November–2 December 2021 - Book now

Cassils is one of the most influential artists of our time. By using their body as the material, protagonist and focus of their performances they’ve highlighted existing social issues surrounding the perceptions of trans bodies. In the gallery at HOME you can currently see Human Measure, a show of Cassils’ work that confronts the history and lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ people, the violence and problems within representation as well as how the power dynamics shift in an ongoing social struggle. Join Bren O’Callaghan for an indepth look into the exhibition and Cassils with their curator tour.

the tour is an actively welcoming environment for all gender presentations

Born in Toronto and currently living in Los Angeles, Human Measure is Cassils’ first UK solo exhibition. You can expect high impact and multisensory works as the artist’s output floats seamlessly between live performance, sculpture, photography, sound design and film. In their work, Cassils will often train their body to endure extreme physical conditions, they see performance as a social form of sculpture. They invite the viewer’s intrusive gaze towards their trans body in order to subvert the narrative of objectification and fascination. Regardless of your own gender alignment, there is something for everyone in this exhibit. Some may receive an education, some may have their own struggles acknowledged, some may feel empowered through the images and some may just be taken by the visually powerful spectacle of the artist’s work.

Leading the curator tour will be independent curator Bren O’Callaghan who’s work shows a passion for dismantling barriers to cultural participation. No prior knowledge of the artist or work is necessary and the tour is an actively welcoming environment for all gender presentations. HOME politely asks that, for the safety and care of vulnerable persons, all tour attendees wear a mask.

Check out the HOME website for other live events surrounding the exhibition including talks and performances.

Cassils: Curator Exhibition Tour at HOME Manchester, Manchester

6 November–2 December 2021

Dates and Times

  • 6 November 2021 2:00 pm
  • 2 December 2021 6:00 pm
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