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Nicole Eisenman and My Barbarian

Ridykes’ Cavern of Fine Inverted Wines and Deviant Videos

September 23, 2023January 31, 2024

Nottingham Contemporary

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Ridykes’ Cavern of Fine Inverted Wines and Deviant Videos, opens September 23 at Nottingham Contemporary.

“We like our curation like our sexuality – ambiguous”
– Ridykeulous

Ridykeulous takes over all of Nottingham Contemporary’s spaces, continuing the institution’s lineage of ambitious artist-curated exhibitions. Focused on queer and feminist art, Ridykeulous is a curatorial initiative led by the internationally renowned American artists Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner, joined here by guest dyke Sam Roeck.

Ridykes’ Cavern of Fine Inverted Wines and Deviant Videos features the work of over 30 “très gay” contemporary visual artists working across film, video installation, sculpture, and performance. Within this deeply non-binaried proposition, Ridykeulous deploys their signature use of humour and subversion of language to critique the art world and heteropatriarchal culture at large. “Humour is not just a tool,” Ridykeulous explains, “it’s also a survival technique.”

Describing their selection as “eccentric and bizarre”, Ridykeulous assembles an intergenerational mix of artists, from pioneering figures such as Charles Atlas and My Barbarian to a younger generation of artists including Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Young Joon Kwak & Alli Miller, and Tabita Rezaire.

The exhibition runs through January 2024.


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