Art Exhibition 2019

13 & 14 July 2019 – Artivism and artist talks, community events – Moser Room, British Museum, WC1B 3DG – Talk Schedule now online and tickets available HERE
15, 16, 17 July 2019 – Main Exhibition – Cloisters, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS University of London, WC1H 0XG – See more on participating artists HERE

‘Queer’ Asia 2019 Art Exhibition: The Liminal

‘Queer’ Asia is pleased to announce the launch of its second annual art exhibition, The Liminal. The concept of the liminal refers to a threshold, a marginal space and a transitional phase. The artwork showcased in the 2019 exhibition speaks to these ideas. The Liminal addresses critical issues regarding gender and sexual identity by providing a unique insight into how queerness is imagined and experienced in different Asian contexts.

From rendering a previously invisible queer consciousness visible in Asia and Asian diasporas to questioning the misrepresentation of LGBTQ+ Asia in global socio-political discourses, the artwork exhibited in The Liminal reflects what is openly acknowledged, what is quietly endured, and the areas which oscillate between them. By doing so, the exhibition demonstrates that the battle for Asian LGBTQ+ rights and equality is still an ongoing process that is often overlooked.

Although the liminal can be characterised as disorientating and isolating, it can also contain the powerful potential for subversion. As a transitory state, the liminal pushes predetermined norms and structures to its limits, opening the possibility for new narratives. The 2019 ‘Queer’ Asia exhibition aims to illustrate the liminal as the site that not only challenges traditional constructions of sexuality and gender politics in Asia and Asian diasporas, but one that, ultimately, holds a promise of change.

Featured Artists include Queer Habibi, Dan Vo, Jay Cabalu, Charmaine Poh, Showna Kim, Rudra Kishore Mandal, Heezy Yang, Musk Ming, Kahn J. Ryu, Charan Singh, Jamie Chi, Naruki Kukita, Alqumit Alhamad and Royal. To see more about the artists , please click here

To see our archived call for submissions, please click here

Our exhibition is kindly sponsored by:

SOAS University of London
Blackwall Hire Ltd

We are working as a community partner with:


Our grateful thanks for all their support!