Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain at the People’s History Museum

Polly Checkland Harding
Continuum at the People's History Museum. ‘Samantha’ (Painting/Sculpture) © Samantha Kentell.

Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain at People’s History Museum (PHM), City Centre, 24 June–3 September 2017, free entry - Visit now

Featuring work by 14 UK-based trans* and non-binary artists, Continuum is one of the first large scale group shows in the UK dedicated to promoting trans* art. Created by visual arts platform Artmob and supported by Arts Council England, the exhibition explores the power of creativity to transform difficult and overlooked experiences: the art in Continuum not only takes ownership of visibility for trans* and non-binary people, it also looks to debunk some of the public misconceptions faced by them.

Artworks across a range of media – including sculpture, installation, photography, painting, animation and video game art – will address the public scrutiny and sensationalism surrounding the identities and bodies of Trans* and non-binary people, sharing instead personal stories and experiences that give audiences a version of trans* identity that goes beyond medical textbooks, daytime chat shows and hate crime statistics.

The exhibition opens with a launch event on 23 June.

Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain at People’s History Museum (PHM), City Centre

24 June–3 September 2017
Free entry

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