Only fifty years ago male homosexuality was partially decriminalised in England. In order to mark this event Tate Britain
has showcased the works of artists who have researched and represented themes like queer identity and sexuality within their practice. Along the eight rooms of the exhibition the viewer goes through a journey into artworks, anecdotes and keepsake objects like the door of Oscar Wilde´s prison cell, exploring how artists have delved into their own identity, but also how they had to face stigmatization and persecution during their personal and artistic lives. Moreover on 24th June Tate Britain will host the launching events of the Pride in London Festival, which will run until July 9th in several locations around the city, presenting performances, films, music, talks and tours covering LGBTQ+ themes. Clare Barlow has been in charge of curating the exhibition, and we asked her some questions to know more about what goes behind the portraits on show.