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Exhibition Tour: Alona Pardo

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography

A black and white photograph of a crouched, naked man taken by photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Join Masculinities: Liberation through Photography curator Alona Pardo for her highlights of the exhibition.

Experience our latest exhibition considering how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day, with exhibition curator Alona Pardo. 

Alona Pardo is a curator at Barbican Art Gallery, where she has curated a number of exhibition and catalogues, most recently Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (2018), Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds (2018), Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing (2018) and Trevor Paglen: From ‘Apple’ to ‘Anomaly’ (2019). She has contributed widely to art magazines and books, including Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture by the contemporary photographer Nicolas Grospierre (2016) and Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting (2016).

Your ticket also includes same-day entry to the exhibition.


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Watch: Curator Tour of Masculinities: Liberation through Photography

Take a walk around our exhibition with Barbican curator, Alona Pardo. In this full-length tour, you'll learn more about masculinity in its many forms through a range of photographs as we ask: what does it mean to be a man today?

image of a naked black man holding his knees to his chest

Listen: Masculinities playlist

We take a look at how musicians have dealt with the subject of masculinity to celebrate our upcoming exhibition Masculinities: Liberation through Photography.

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