Saturday Talks Series: Luke Turner

6 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Sat, 06 Jul
15:00 – 15:30

Cost of entry

Suggested donation £5

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Studio Voltaire

London, United Kingdom


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  • 35,37,88,137,155,345
  • Clapham Common
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Luke Turner looks at the art of Tom of Finland and Beryl Cook through the bisexual gaze.


Our society has, historically, forced the bisexual to peer out of a closet of loneliness, frustrated desire, and taboo, creating lurid stereotypes that we're oversexed, rapacious. In this talk, Turner explores the outré bawdiness in the work in this exhibition, discussing a curious, specific appeal to the bisexual eye that roves and wanders one step removed from hetero conventionality and queer liberation. 

This event forms part of our Saturday Talks series, in which artists, curators and writers lead personal responses to Beryl Cook / Tom of Finland. These talks, readings and performances are an opportunity to explore specific aspects of the exhibition, from 'bad taste' to class tourism, masculinity and sexuality in the military, and London's lost queer spaces.

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