Visit London Blog » franko b http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Gender & Performance at the Royal College of Art http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/02/gender-performance-at-the-royal-college-of-art/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/02/gender-performance-at-the-royal-college-of-art/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:32:00 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=6689 Cross-dressing actors and naked performers come to Kensington this week, all in the name of art.

The characters will appear at the Royal College of Art‘s new Gender & Performance exhibition, which explores issues around gender. 

Artist Franko B, perhaps best-known for performance pieces using his own blood, is exhibiting an oversized gold swing called I’m Thinking of You.

The installation comes to life from 2pm on 24 February, when a series of naked volunteers will take turns on the swing. 

Other exhibits include beautifully shot photographs by Ralf Obgerfell of the elaborate characters that frequent London’s nocturnal club scene.

And Oreet Ashery‘s fascinating video, Dancing with Men, where the female artist is seen participating, dressed as a man, in a male-only religious festival.

London’s art scene may sometimes be controversial, but it’s certainly never dull!

Gender & Performance is at the Royal College of Art until 25 February. Admission is free.

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