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 an artist-run three week multidisciplinary 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; indie music powerhouses Kinnie Starr and Cris Derksen; Liklik Pik, contemporary dance decadence by Montreal choreographer George Stamos.
TransgressionNow visual art exhibition 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.
Tickets available online now at brownpapertickets.com and July 1 at Little Sister’s Bookstore, 1238 Davie St. You can also purchase at the box office 30 minutes before showtime, depending on availability.
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