Bath's Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival
FAB is Baths only visual arts festival, we actively promote and celebrate contemporary art in the Bath area and beyond, showcasing early career artists and curators, and those who find it difficult to break into (or prefer to operate outside of) the gallery based art scene.
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Gender Fluid

Gender fluid is a contemporary and controversial subject. Although our society teaches us that there are only two genders—male and female—there are really many genders. A Bigender often changes between genders, or are both at once. A neutrois is neither female nor male, but gender neutral. Neutrois typically experience a sense of gender dysphoria, and often have a strong desire to reflect their internal gender. Non-binary is an umbrella term for all who don't identify as just female or male all the time.

We invite artists to explore these themes and to confront the contradiction that through the spread of social media and the 'Americanisation' of our youth many young people are attracted to this phenomenon as a kind of fad or is this a social revolution that enables us the freedom to become who we want to be.

Interested? Email genderfluid@fringeartsbath.co.uk to submit. Deadline Monday 27 March 2017.

Curated by The Wooding and Myrddin.

 

Tuesday
Jan242017

Throughout its history, art has proven to be a mighty tool of expression and has been giving voice to individuals and communities across our planet. It helped and continues to help many fights for equality and tolerance – think of the powerful feminist art movement of the 1970s which arose against very patriarchal tendencies. But when it comes to the transgender or genderqueer people, their own history and art has been a rather small part of the larger LGBT circle, but those times began to change with the foundation of the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art. No, that’s not a typo – they use “hirstory” on purpose, mixing pronoun “hir” and “history”, for a gender-neutral history all their own. The Museum, of MOTHA, finally puts in the spotlight entire generations of creative, talented artists who have contributed to our culture silently and almost invisibly, up until now, and promises to become a home for generations of transgender art makers to come. 

Sunday
Jan222017

Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace - "True Trans Soul Rebel"  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0GOI-Uhqec


 

Sunday
Jan222017

National Geographic Magazine. January 2017

Gender Revolution. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01 

How Science is helping us understand Gender.

Get the historic January 2017 Special Issue of National Geographic magazine on the shifting landscape of gender and download our discussion guide for teachers and parents.