Organised by TATE
Celebrate the powerful role of LGBTQIA+ arts and culture in today's society
For LGBTIQA+ History Month in February 2021, Tate’s Queer and Now festival is crossing digital borders to bring queer artists, activists, collectives and communities together from around the world.
The events will queer digital curation into a new formation of LGBTIQA+ cultural activism. It will be a chance to celebrate, explore and critique the place of art, museums and creativity in today’s queer culture – uncensored, live and as an international community.
Queerate a work from Tate’s collection this LGBTIQA+ History month
This LGBTIQA+ History month 2021, queer art collectives from across the globe have been invited to Queerate Tate.
They’ll be choosing artworks from Tate’s collection that speak to their local queer experiences, and rewriting traditional interpretations through their collective’s queer lens. By sharing their queer readings of art, they aim to digitally disrupt borders to forge stronger international LGBTIQA+ community bonds.
Members of the queer community are invited to join the artists to Queerate Tate on Instagram. At the end of the month, the submissions will be compiled, and a selection will be chosen as part of an online queer gallery that will explore a breadth of cultural readings of gender and sexuality.
How to submit
1. Search the Tate Collection by heading to our Collection Search Page and typing in key words or using the ‘refine your search’ options. You can also check out Queer Lives and Art for inspiration.
2. Once you’ve selected an artwork that speaks to you, write your own interpretation of the work. For examples, see our existing Queer Walk Through British Art page.
3. Post your queer interpretation, along with the artist’s name and the title of the work, via Instagram using the hashtag #queerandnow.
You can also send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
A final selection of submissions from the LGBTIQA+ community will be chosen to form a new online queer gallery on Tate’s website that will go live in March, 2021.
To be in with a chance to Queerate Tate, please make your submission during LGBTIQA+ history month, February 2021.