Richard Saltoun Gallery in London presents a restaging of an exhibition initially curated by Christophe Ammann in 1974 and held at the time in Switzerland.
Transformer : Aspects of Travesty celebrates the aesthetics of desire and sexuality through travesty and drag performance. The exhibition takes its title from the seminal 1972 album by Lou Reed, finding its parallel in the worlds of fashion and glam-rock. Transformer examines the politics and aesthetics of transgressing identity and at the disruptive sexualisation of masculinity by incorporating characters usually labelled as ‘feminine’, as Brian Eno reflected with a text written for the original catalogue. It runs until until 28 February 2014.