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Masculinities: Liberation through Photography: Members' pre-exhibition talk

Members' Event

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

Members are invited to find out more about this new exhibition before it opens to the public with an introduction from curator Alona Pardo

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography is a major group exhibition that explores how masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed as expressed and documented through photography and film from the 1960s to the present day.

Examining depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the Barbican brings together over 300 works by by over 50 pioneering international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie AndersonSunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie.

In this exclusive Members' talk, curator Alona Pardo will introduce the art works and themes of the exhibition, before it opens on 20 February and will be followed by a short Q&A. 

This event is open to Barbican Members and Membership Plus only.

Members are welcome to bring a guest, they will need their own ticket. 

This talk will last approximately 1 hour. 

Get closer to the art

Members enjoy invites to exclusive private views and free access to all gallery exhibitions, so they can visit as many times as they like.

Listen: Masculinities Playlist

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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A year exploring the relationship between our inner lives and creativity.

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