Drag and Camp: the Aesthetic of Excess
Centre Pompidou, Paris
20 October 2023 - 20 October 2023

‘The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.’ Susan Sontag’s words continue to resonate throughout the history of art, across different forms, from performance art to visual art and television. Through pastiche, distancing, and excess, camp and drag culture have shaped generations of avant-gardes. This panel explores the political and aesthetic significance of camp, at a time when the figure of the drag queen is being singled out in conservative circles.

The Conversations are free to attend and open to the public. You can book your ticket above and save the event in your calendar to receive a reminder. Your ticket gives you access to the Centre Pompidou Forum via the priority queue but does not allow entry to the exhibition spaces of the museum nor to the Paris+ par Art Basel fair at the Grand Palais Ephémère.


friday 20th, 4-5pm
centre pompidou

to know more about the talk:
anthea hamilton | Drag and Camp: the Aesthetic of Excess