trace. is a queer artist collective and digital gallery. we provide emerging queer artists with a platform to showcase their work. in this way, we promote queer artistry and public engagement: a vital mission at a time when queer people and art are under threat from reactionary forces.
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i cannot help but think that only a white, cis, gay man living in a liberal city could pen something so ignorant and panglossian. throughout the piece jones downplays the lived experiences of abuse and violence for young trans and non-binary people, and queers of colour in rural parts of the world, and yes, even in london. any number of these people might have told jones how wrong he is about their lives had he thought to listen. this is what those patronising history lessons are trying to teach us: to give those queers still struggling a hand up, not to pull up the ladder and ignore their plight.
we sit down to ask dr. sharon husbands about her new role as an agony aunt in her monthly show at dalston super store, ask dr. shaz! or, more accurately, we ask and she answers brilliantly whilst rejecting the premise of the question, making us feel dumb.
we review the wolfgang tillmans exhibition at the tate modern, 2017.
in january we had our inaugural exhibition, entitled self-gratification, at dynamite gallery in brighton. for the opening night we had friends of the collective, naked boys reading, give a performance.