DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics

Hayward Gallery, London


This exhibition features the work of more than 30 artists who have used drag to explore or question identity, gender, class and politics, from the 1960s to the present day. Alongside key figures such as Pierre Molinier, VALIE EXPORT, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman, the exhibition also includes self-portraits by a younger generation of contemporary artists who have recently embraced drag as an art form, including Adam Christensen and Victoria Sin. Find out more about ‘DRAG’ from the Hayward Gallery’s website.

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Shhh, Hunter Reynolds

Shhh (from Patina du Prey Drag Pose Series) (1990/2012), Hunter Reynolds. Photo: Michael Wakefield; courtesy the artist, P.P.O.W. and Hales Gallery

Cthulhu Through the Looking Glass, Victoria Sin

Cthulhu Through the Looking Glass (film still; 2017), Victoria Sin

Self-Portrait, Samuel Fosso

Self-Portrait (2008), Samuel Fosso

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