UK: South Asian LGBT Artwork presented at Southbank Centre’s Alchemy 2016

asianlgbtartTowards Marg’, an exhibition exploring South Asian LGBT identities in political and cultural scenes – Free Event!

‘Towards Marg’ features the photographic and image work of four artists: Charan Singh, Raisa Kabir, Sushil Mangaonkar and Balbir Krishan. ‘Marg’ is Sanskrit for pathway, and the exhibition looks at the various journeys South Asian LGBT people take through life.

The mini-series exhibition will run from Friday 20th to Monday 30th May 2016. It is open for Alchemy 2016 visitors from 10am – 11pm on Level 2 Foyer (Green Side) at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre. The Alchemy 2016 launch event was yesterday evening.

Wise Thoughts artistic director Niranjan Kamatkar, who presents the exhibition ‘Towards Marg’ said:

“I am excited to highlight the work as part of Alchemy 2016 at the Southbank Centre, which also marks IDAHOT (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia) on 17th May. It is about time that we encourage greater visibility and platform the artistic excellence within South Asian LGBT identities.”

Alchemy, Southbank Centre’s annual festival celebrates the cultural connections between South Asia and the UK. Now in its seventh year, Alchemy is also the largest South Asian festival outside of the subcontinent.

This is a FREE Event!

Friday 20 – Monday 30 May 2016

10am – 11pm

Level 2 Foyer (Green Side) at Royal Festival Hall

Wise Thoughts is a London-based arts charity dedicated to creating and showcasing LGBTQI arts and culture. Established in 1999, they work on projects involving LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic) artists, filmmakers and practitioners. They also organise multidisciplinary art events such as GFEST- Gaywise FESTival, London’s annual LGBT cross-art festival, held in November.

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