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112 pages
Distanz Verlag Gmbh Llc

In Tulips, artist duo Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, alongside writings by theorists and philosophers, map a terrain where they explore gestures of authority and obedience in the public space within the urban context of austerity, gentrification and policing.

The work of Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings (b. 1991 in Newcastle and 1991 in London, live and working in London) deals with the socio-cultural and political structures that reinforce conservatism and discriminatory practices within and around the LGBTQIA+ community. In their works the artist duo explores how the queer community's “safe spaces” have been displaced by political strategies and how a history of femininity and the colonized body in the transition to capitalism is shaped by rationalization of social reproduction and ownership of the self.

KONTEXT, a series by DISTANZ, brings together artists and writers for an exchange between the worlds of writing and contemporary art on the issues that concern us today.

With commissioned text, reissued essays, or experimental writing, the publication series seeks to look at the current debates in our society and its perspectives through contemporary art.