'Getting off' at the Galway Arts Centre

Exhibition explores sensual/sexual pleasure, care, and personal safety

Flags for Queer Cruising Sites by Emma Haugh (2018)

Flags for Queer Cruising Sites by Emma Haugh (2018)

HOW DO we maintain spaces for shared sensual/sexual pleasure, and care, when personal safety is at risk? This question is at the heart of a new exhibition at the Galway Arts Centre.

Miraculous Thirst - How To Get Off In Days Of Deprivation by Emma Haugh and Eimear Walshe, curated by Daniel Bermingham, and presented by Basic Space in association with the Galway Arts Centre, runs until Sunday June 6.

Walshe's ‘Triple Bed’, ‘First Date’, ‘Middle Spoon’, and ‘The Third Person’ examine "the coerciveness of coupledom and sexual binarisms" while Haugh's interconnected new works, ‘Flags for Queer Cruising Sites’ and ‘Clothes for Queer Cruisers’ raise questions about the role of social space in shaping identities, the meaning of communal space for marginalised peoples, and the significance of public spaces for social visibility and safety.

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