LADA in collaboration with Tate Britain present Neil Bartlett's one-man homage to the defiant life and work of pre-Raphaelite painter Simeon Solomon. A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep was acclaimed as one of the defining queer performances of the decade when Bartlett originally created it at the height of the first wave of the British AIDS epidemic in 1987. To celebrate the inclusion of Solomon's work in Tate Britain’s Queer British Art 1861-1967 exhibition, Bartlett will revive the piece for one night only, performing it amidst the masterpieces of the nineteenth century gallery of Tate Britain.
The performance will be followed by a discussion about the shifting histories of queer art, performance and culture between Bartlett and Dominic Johnson, a writer about live art histories, and a Reader in Performance and Visual Culture at Queen Mary University of London.
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Neil Bartlett in A Vision of Love revealed in Sleep in 1988. Courtesy of the artist.
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