\\ February 17 to 22
\\ Exhibition visible from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
\\ 17.02 at 6 p.m .: Opening
\\ 17.02 at 7 p.m .: Performances
- Azada (@ ya.azada)
- Vitale (@vi__tale)
- Saint Eugène (@sainteugeneking)
- Sasha Kills
- Lagrave House (@maison_lagrave)
"We are here, we are queer" is a project of annual exhibitions, planned over three years. The objective is to question our relationship to gender identity, drag, queer. These terms engage in our contemporaneity a semiological upheaval and a new epistemological apprehension. Besides this, we are also witnessing changes in aesthetic incarnations, shifting symbolism and new meaningful attributes. The queer changes our perception of the genre, the drag stages it.
Last year this exhibition was a resounding success, bringing together around 180 people for the opening and almost as many for the rest of the week. The opening was marked by the performance of two drag queens from Pau, including a UPPA student. The exhibition was based on photographs of different drag queens and drag kings, showing the diversity of gender representations. The objective was to give a first glimpse of all the visual richness of the drag environment, to be in an educational position about cross-dressing and to test the waiting horizon in terms of drag culture. We know today that the latter exists, and moves for this type of event.
This year we want to come back with a larger exposure in terms of the number of images mobilized, but also in terms of performance. The opening will welcome many more drag artists, with different universes and aesthetics, who will create a highlight during the exhibition. The attachment will focus on one type of embodiment, the post-genre. The exhibition will ask the question: how to represent an identity that goes beyond gender? Who transcends gender binarity? Who is neither male nor female? What do we have to show then? And above all how do we show it and what message does it imply?
The drag out of binarity always questions us more intensely about our relationship to gender identity, binarity, gender hierarchy and patriarchy. Would an embodiment of identity extracted from gender implications allow an exit from this hierarchy and therefore a new approach to social relations? These questions will be asked during the exhibition, and we will try to advance theoretical hypotheses there via the cultural mediation material (room sheet, exhibition catalog).
[+ info]: https://mhkzo.com/
Exhibition organized by Marion Cazaux, doctoral student in the history of contemporary art, and supervised by Art & Fac
Access for disabled people ok, possibility of having chairs during the show (contact us in advance!)
Vegan buffet and non-alcoholic cocktail