Lewis Glucksman Gallery presents Lost Boys: The Territories of Youth

. April 12, 2013

Lewis Glucksman Gallery presents Lewis Glucksman Gallery presents Lost Boys: The Territories of Youth, an exhibition on view until 7 July 2013.

Lost Boys looks at the spaces of male adolescence from Irish, European, and North American artistic perspectives. From the high street and sports arena to the bedrooms of heavy metal fanatics, Lost Boys reflects on the public and private territories where male identities are invented, performed and contested. It is in these places that young men forge friendships, navigate social relationships, express their individuality, and come to terms with their impending adulthood.

Works in the exhibition range from Seamus Harahan‘s video works and Doug DuBois‘ photographs, where their young subjects are captured hanging out in spaces beyond the adult gaze; through to works by David Haines and Richard Hughes that reference teenage rituals of boredom and misbehavior. In works by Steven Shearer, Julien Nguyen and Alex Rose, it is the cultural conditions of sexuality and self-representation that are emphasised, while the empowerments of photographic representation are also crucial to the female artists in the exhibition: Eleanor Antin, Collier Schorr and Gillian Wearing.

Lost Boys also explores how the experiences of male adolescents have been affected by broader circumstances, such as unemployment and emigration. Through artworks that examine group behaviour, fashion, gender and sexuality, the exhibition explores these new models of masculinity and the ways in which they reflect our changing society.

Curated by Denis Linehan and Matt Packer

Artists: Eleanor Antin, Doug DuBois, Douglas Gordon, David Haines, Seamus Harahan, Richard Hughes, Julien Nguyen, Alex Rose, Collier Schorr, Steven Shearer, Gillian Wearing

Lewis Glucksman Gallery
University College Cork
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