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Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography at The Barbican

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography at The Barbican

“I am delighted that we can now reopen our Masculinities: Liberation through Photography exhibition, which had met with such acclaim earlier in the year. It is not to be missed during this limited run. Masculinities continues our commitment to presenting leading twentieth-century figures in the field of photography while also supporting younger contemporary artists working in the medium today. Given the inclusion of such a diverse array of images, the exhibition enriches our understanding of what it is to be a man in today’s world.” – Jane Alison, Head of Visual Arts, Barbican

Previously postponed, the Barbican Art Gallery reopens Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, part of the Barbican’s 2020 season of Inside Out which explores the relationship beween our inner lives and creativity.

The exhibition explores masculinity through film from the 1960s to today bringing together over 300 works from 50 pioneering artists, photographers, and filmmakers. Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Avedon, Isaac Julien, Samuel Fosso, Hank Willis Thomas, and more.

Check out the curator tour below:

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The exhibition will be showing from July 13 to August 23, 2020. To purchase tickets please email the Barbican directly.

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