Naked Boys Reading: Sex and the City

24 May 2018 | 7pm doors, 7:30pm Show
Curated by Prem Sahib
£7 online pre-sale, £9 on the door

Drawing on material that spans six decades, artist Prem Sahib brings together contributions from writers and poets that in various ways engage with representations of sex taking place in the socio-political backdrop of cities such as London & New York.

Collectively these readings reflect the diversity of public and private lives and the myriad ways this can exist, serving as a reminder of what is often excluded from the mainstream narratives, such as those expressed by the popular television show. From novel uses of public space, such as cruising, to gentrification, spit-roasts and drinking piss, Sex and the City is a rethinking of the popularised sentiment considered through intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality.

Prem Sahib (b. 1982, London, UK, lives and works in London, UK)
Sahib’s artistic practice spans sculpture, painting, works on paper and performance, often evoking the human body though minimalist, or non-figurative techniques. His works can be seen as stand-ins for the body in which a trace is left behind of an intimate encounter based on autobiographical themes of desire, sexuality and community.

Forthcoming exhibitions include Art Night, curated by Ralph Rugoff and the Hayward Gallery (July 2018), Prem Sahib at Southard Reid, London, UK (2019). Recent solo exhibitions include Balconies, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany (2017); Heron, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium (2017); GRAND UNION, Grand Union, Birmingham, UK (2016); Side On, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2015).


Hostess: Dr Sharon Husbands
Disc-Jockess: Duchess of Pork