11 new artworks by international queer artists for Pride 2020
While protesting and partying is at the heart of Pride, the summer season is also a time to champion queer art and culture.
Indeed, art consultancy ARTIQ has been running Queer Frontiers to celebrate LGBT+ artists since 2018. Moreover, like many Pride-themed events this year, it wanted to go ahead in some form, despite the lockdown. So it’s taken its exhibition online.
In past years the exhibition has raised over £30,000 for non-profit organisations. Beneficiaries have included the LGBT+ youth homeless charity Albert Kennedy Trust and the LGBT+ helpline Switchboard.
Likewise, this year they are supporting East London based charity Renaissance Foundation. It helps young people in hospitals, students at risk and young carers.
Meanwhile the organizers also hope to profile artists who are struggling during coronavirus.
They warn that queer artists are already underrepresented in galleries and museums. Therefore, they say continued closures could have serious financial implications.
Here the curators have selected some of the artworks to give GSN readers a guided tour of the exhibition, take a look through!