The Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon group exhibition at New York’s New Museum opened September 27, 2017 and ran to January 21, 2018.
The large scale exhibition “investigates gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars” and features over forty artists including Vaginal Davis, The Dyke Division of the Two-Headed Calf, Sondra Perry, Tschabalala Self, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Patrick Staff, Diamond Stingily, Geo Wyeth and Anicka Yi among many others.
A refusal of categorization or singular position, the exhibition brings together works that represent, abstract, contradict and complicate. From video, film performance and installation to painting, sculpture and other craft-based mediums, the works explore “gender beyond the binary” for a more fluid understanding of identity.**