The Panel Discussion will be on two photographic bodies of work that look at sexuality and gender identity by Charmaine Poh and Grace Baey
The Panel Discussion will be on two photographic bodies of work that look at sexuality and gender identity by Charmaine Poh and Grace Baey, moderated by Joleen Loh (Assistant Curator, National Gallery Singapore).
How She Loves by Charmaine Poh is an ongoing series of collaborative portraits featuring queer female couples in Singapore. Made within a studio, the portraits consider the performativity that queer couples adopt as a result of societal codes, and the world they wish to reside in. With the use of wedding props, couples interact with matrimonial tropes and constructed gender roles. Projected onto the backdrop are their parents’ wedding portraits, a reminder of the heteronormative histories that have shaped society, and a juxtaposition to the future they hope to create.
(Un)bound by Grace Baey is a collaborative project that gives an intimate view into the lives of trans men and women in Singapore. Through portraits, journal entries, and scrapbooking, these stories reflect on experiences of struggle, resilience and coping strategies amidst the challenges of gender norms in society. A converging theme in these stories is that of family, and the different pressure points of what we understand and expect of familial ties and family formation.
The panel will be moderated by Joleen Loh, Assistant Curator of National Gallery Singapore.
Doors open at 6.30pm, event starts at 7pm sharp.
*Note: As the venue is a members only club, only a small number of tickets is released to the public. Only ticket holders will be allowed entry into the event.
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