be/longing: Exhibition Exploring Connection, Belonging and Isolation

Why We Recommend it

Lehmann Maupin’s exhibition be/longing features regal portraits of LGBTQ+ figures by Catherine Opie, latex sculptures by the late Swiss artist Heidi Bucher and more.


Lehmann Maupin presents be/longing, the gallery’s first exhibition since the global onset of Covid-19. The exhibition will feature works by Heidi Bucher, Catherine Opie, Angel Otero, and Suh Se-ok that explore the themes of connection, belonging, and isolation.

Featured at the exhibition are latex sculptures, photography, works on paper, and paintings. Each piece of work examines the ways each artist has dealt with feelings of alienation due to discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation, the longing for family and home, and a feeling of distance from a community.

Opie’s regal portraits of the LGBTQ+ community brings visibility to an often underrepresented group, while Otero’s abstract representations of family and friends explore the vague nature of memory with silicone and graphite dust. Suh’s ink on paper works represent the relationship between the individual and the community, while Bucher’s latex sculptures capture the imprint of domestic spaces and objects.


When: 26 Jun 2020 - 15 Aug 2020 Where: Lehmann Maupin – 407, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street – Central