Pushing the Boundaries of Gender Performance / APERTURE

Yasumasa Morimura, Jane Fonda 5 (Barbarella), 1995 © the artist and courtesy ROSEGALLERY

Yasumasa Morimura, Jane Fonda 5 (Barbarella), 1995
© the artist and courtesy ROSEGALLERY

Spanning over eighty years of photographs, an exhibition explores the gender non-conforming potential of the word “they.” 

The singular gender-neutral pronoun “they” was named word of the year in 2016. Judging from the social and historical depth of photography and archival imagery in the exhibition He/She/They, currently on view at ROSEGALLERY, which includes work by more than fifteen artists, it’s crazy to think that it took this long to get American culture at large to recognize life outside the gender binary. Ranging from the early 1930s to the present, the works exhibit a wide array of bodies, locations, gazes, and socioeconomic perspectives, and consider the intersectional influence of race and class on notions of gender.

Read the full review on Aperture Magazine:  http://aperture.org/blog/pushing-boundaries-gender/