BSL tour of Masculinities

Liberation through Photography

Self-portrait of Samuel Fosso

A British Sign Language tour of the exhibition Masculinities, exclusively for Deaf and hard of hearing visitors, led by John Wilson who will highlight key artworks, using BSL. 

This tour gives an introduction into how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.

Examining depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the Barbican brings together the work of over 50 international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie.

In the wake of #MeToo the image of masculinity has come into sharper focus, with ideas of toxic and fragile masculinity permeating today’s society. This exhibition charts the often complex and sometimes contradictory representations of masculinities, and how they have developed and evolved over time. It shows how central photography and film have been to the way masculinities are imagined and understood in contemporary culture.

This exhibition tour will be given using BSL and will be interpreted for non-BSL users by Anna Kitson.

£5

Your ticket includes free admission for a companion if required. 

Art Gallery