Brighton art hub, the Socially Engaged Art Salon, has launched its latest exhibition – The Force of Fantasy.
“Fantasy is not equated with what is not real, but rather with what is not yet real.”
Taking Judith Butler’s essay ‘The Force of Fantasy: Feminism, Mapplethorpe, and Discursive Excess’ as a starting point, this exhibition proposes that fantasy is a powerful tool to not only imagine alternative futures but to manifest them by looking beyond convention. The Force of Fantasy will enter the extraordinary as a means to open up dialogues about gender, sexuality, race, class, and critique our pervasive social hierarchy. Are you prepared to look beyond convention with us?
Click the video below, to meet curator Ricardo Reverón Blanco who details what to expect from this show and the contributors (some of which also give a short presentation about their practice).
Contributing artists include; Blast Theory, Cedar Lewisohn, Gil Mualem-Doron, Mitchell Moreno, Noraa James, Phoebe Boswell and Sam Moreno Alamein.
Image Credit: PANDEMANIAC (2020), Mitchell Moreno (cropped)