ARTS & CULTURE
12/31/2012 04:22 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2013

Tate Announces "Charming For The Revolution: A Congress For Gender Talents And Wildness"

LONDON.- To mark to start of LGBT month next February, Tate presents a series of events in The Tanks at Tate Modern which considers pressing questions around contemporary sexual and gender politics. This three-day event series includes films, performances and a symposium featuring work by Pauline Boundry & Renate Lorenz, Carlos Motta, and Wu Tsang. The series seeks to highlight a range of recent projects by this vibrant group of artists, activists and thinkers who have shaped the discussion of sexual and gender representation into one of the most exciting and urgent cultural debates.

The series opens on 1 February with a screening, and artists' conversation, of films by Berlin-based duo, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz. This brings together three recent works by Boudry / Lorenz where we see hosts of characters portrayed living in defiance of convention, law and economy. The screening includes No Future/No Past 2011, a staging of punk archives from a period between 1970 and 2031, Charming for the Revolution 2009, a radical reimagining of the housewife set in Berlin zoo and Normal Work 2007, a layering of labour, class, desire and drag. The event coincides with Boudry / Lorenz's solo exhibition at the South London Gallery, Toxic Play in Two Acts.

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