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QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2013: TransgressionNow
Wednesday July 24 – Friday August 9
Art Party! July 24, 7pm
Roundhouse Exhibition Hall and Performance Centre
Ticket Prices: $0-30 | Various showtimes
The Queer Arts Festival is Canada’s professional three week multidisciplinary arts festival held in Vancouver, celebrating queer art and artists, featuring a curated visual art exhibition, provocative new live performances and inspiring workshops. Don’t miss Canada’s first lesbian opera, When the Sun Comes Out by Leslie Uyeda and Rachel Rose, commissioned and produced by the Queer Arts Festival; aboriginal indie music powerhouses Kinnie Starr and Cris Derksen; Liklik Pik, contemporary dance decadence by Montreal choreographer George Stamos; and TransgressionNow, QAF’s most compelling visual arts show ever, curated by Glenn Alteen and Paul Wong:
Queer art and politics have always included notions of transgression but in the media age ideas of transgression have changed radically. What we once saw as transgressive is now commonplace when the internet can put any manner of visual and digital material on everyone’s screen in seconds. But the digital age is also embedded in one of the most conservative social environments in many decades creating many dichotomies and contradictions. TransgressionNow looks at where Queer artists still transgress social, gender, and political boundaries and what that looks like now.
Advance tickets are on sale July 1 at Little Sister’s Bookstore, 1238 Davie St, and online at brownpapertickets.com. You can also purchase at the box office 30 minutes before showtime, depending on availability.