"The order so often heard – 'Be a man' – implies that it does not go without saying that manliness may not be as natural as one would think… Being a man implies a labour, an effort that does not seem to be demanded of women. It is rare to hear the words 'be a woman' as a call to order, whereas the exhortation to the little boy, the male adolescent, or the adult male is common in most societies."
– Elisabeth Badinter, Professor of Philosophy at École Polytechnique, Paris
What does it mean to be a man today? Caught in an undefined and contradictory state, modern masculinity has broadly supplanted the previous dictates of societal norms. Embracing historical, cultural, social and political concerns, the exhibiting artists explore masculinity from a range of perspectives.
BE A MAN! / 14/03/13 - 19/04/13
CLAUDE CAHUN / ALEXIS HUNTER / MAHTAB HUSSAIN / ALI KAZIM LITTLEWHITEHEAD / MIGUEL RAEL / HANK WILLIS THOMAS
Exhibition runs: 14th March to 19th April 2013
Location: 36 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 5AB
Info at: www.sumarrialunn.com
Via Caroline Claeys