Kiss My Genders celebrates more than 30 international artists whose work explores and challenges traditional gender categories. The book features works from the late 1960s through to the present, and focuses on artists who draw on their own experiences to create works that challenge accepted or stable definitions of gender. Working across painting, installations, sculpture, text, photography and film, many of these artists treat the body as a sculpture, and in doing so open up new possibilities for gender, beauty and representations of the human form.
The publication includes texts from writers, theorists, curators, poets and artists who have made key contributions to thinking in the field. From pop culture and gender dissidence to the embrace of the ‘monstrous’ or ‘freaky’, from the politics of pose to transfeminism and politics on the street, each of these writers throws light on a different way of seeing.
In addition to original texts by Amrou Al-Kadhi, Paul Clinton, Charlie Fox, Jack Halberstam, Manuel Segade and Susan Stryker, the book reprints a key text by
artist Renate Lorenz and includes poetry by Travis Alabanza, Jay Bernard, Nat Raha and Tark Lakhrissi. Also featured is a roundtable discussion between a selection of artists and exhibition curator Vincent Honoré.
Amrou Al-Kadhi and Holly Falconer
Lyle Ashton Harris
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
Joan Jett Blakk
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings
Jenkin Van Zyl
Del LaGrace Volcano
260 x 210 mm
Designed by Studio Frith
Published by Hayward Gallery Publishing