“I'm her king bitch, her trans whore, a kid showing his vulva behind her big cock.”

Paul B. Preciado, Testo Junkie, 2008.

There are many ways to be a King Bitch. One could be the biggest bitch to be king of all the bitches. There is a power in titles, in naming queerness to express oneself. We use labels and titles to empower ourselves and the people in our community; we use these titles to call out the binaries, to push back, to contradict and fuck with them. King Bitch explores the spectrums of one’s self-expression from femininity to masculinity or genderfuck; to claim power over our sexualities, our physical forms and our identities.

The artists in this show bring a range of responses to the body and the body’s  journey through the alien(ating) world of neoliberal late-colonialism.

Artists

Alex Monteith, Anna Neumann , Arapeta Hākura, Caitlin Merriman, Cam Yeoman, Cat Hayward, David K. Shields, Doyoung Koh, Jock Thomson, Latamai Katoa, Steve Lovett, Lara Newby.

Project Space

20 Whitaker Place
Grafton, Auckland 1010

Opening Hours
04/10: 6pm-7pm (opening)
05-07/10: 12pm-4pm
08/10: Closed
09-13/10: 12pm-4pm

TRAVERSE
NARRATING IDENTITY WITHIN QUEER SPACES

David K. Shields

George Fraser Gallery

25 Princess Street
Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Opening Hours
04/10: 6pm-7pm (opening)
05-07/10: 12pm-4pm
08/10: Closed
09-13/10: 12pm-4pm