We are proud to announce the mixed media exhibition A Glimpse of Kink, on 22nd- 24th of
June 2021, at the Bateman Gallery of London, in the heart of Soho.
The exhibition will bring together photographers, performers and practitioners from the British
and European fetish and kink scene, aiming to document its most uncompromising and gory
scenarios, along with the glossiest aspects of its mainstream aesthetics.
Expect a unique journey where fetish culture blends with its protagonists’ public and private
life in an immersive dialogue between art, life, and lifestyles.
In times of censorship affecting art, sexuality and the production of radical content, the event
seeks to be an occasion to fight cultural stereotypes and stigmas whilst bringing the community
A Glimpse of Kink will feature work by Venus Raven, The London Vagabond and Syn Ariad
and many other artists and collaborators.
The journey starts by showcasing the work of the photographer and active member of the fetish
community Venus Raven.
Her approach offers an artistic gaze onto the scene through a variety of themes, bodies and stories
while challenging the issue of censorship and promoting kink as an emotionally and physically
satisfying practice among consenting adults.
We then delve into the world of Syn Ariad, mistress, fetish muse and artist through the
documentation of her life as a pro-domme; model for international photographers or
unattainable goddess for slaves and collaborators – as well as seen through her own eyes
thanks to a series of self-portraits.
The exploration of kink as a lifestyle is going to be unravelled in the most embodied way
through the iconic work of The London Vagabond. They are a London-based couple of artists
and well-established photographers who embrace kink values and aesthetics in their artistic
and personal journeys. They recently published their second book displaying a selection of
their work, “Satisfaction Guaranteed”.
Exhibition curated by Bobbie
5pm – 9m on Tuesday 22nd June, Wednesday 23rd June & Thursday 24th June
The Bateman Gallery, 15 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AQ