Visual art Curator: Jonathan D. Katz

June 21 – 30, 2016

Drama Queer is about queer politics, but not in the usual sense. It doesn’t ask you to assume a position and endorse a belief, for that would only meet you in known, familiar territory.


2016 Events

Curator Panel

ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. Renowned curator Jonathan D. Katz and curated artists lead audiences through Drama Queer: seducing social change.  Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $2...

Queering Selfies

In partnership with WePress, Directions Youth Services and Broadway Youth Resource Centre. For queer youth, the defence of our identities is wrapped into survival. Self portraiture, a.k.a. Selfies, are a grounding mechanism and...

Young and Queer, Here and Now

In partnership with MACHiNENOiSY. The late teens and early 20s are often a time of uncertainty and self-identification. We struggle to figure out who we are, who we...

A Gossamer Bit: CONTACT Contemporary Music

In partnership with Redshift. Tickets $30/$15 concession A Gossamer Bit celebrates the longstanding association between the Toronto based ensemble Contact and lesbian composer Allison Cameron....

Queer Noise

ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. Queer Noise is a program of Canadian media art which combines presentation and dialogue to explore political intention in contemporary queer work. The evening...

Dragging Piaf

In partnership with BC Living Arts. Tenor Frédérik Robert performs as iconic French singer Edith Piaf, accompanied by a silent film directed by Alan Corbishley. Desperate to be loved and understood, Vancouver drag queen Ed becomes obsessed with the tragic life...

Glitter is Forever: Closing Party

Presented by SAD Mag. ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. SAD Mag presents the Queer Arts Festival’s final blowout—revel in community, effervescent refreshments, karaoke and DRAG! Glue on your glitter beards and get down to the Waldorf...

Queewritica

Queewritica: Erotic writing on libido's continuum. No matter the genre, no matter your level of experience on or off the page, if you're writing about sex, we want you to come. Be your boner micro or macro or no bone at all, Queewritica can take it. From dried...

Lyle Chan’s String Quartet: An AIDS Activist’s Memoir

ASL interpretation has been booked for this even. Please arrive early, as the event will begin promptly at 7:00pm with no intermission. This new work by acclaimed Australian composer Lyle Chan,...

Art Song Lab

in partnership with Art Song Lab and the Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver International Song Institute, CMC BC Creative Hub, The Roundhouse A queer edition of the week-long program exploring the collaborative fusion of poetry and music. Hear the songs premiered at...

Art Party! Gala Opening Reception

ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. Join us for the Queer Arts Festival’s Art Party!, one of Vancouver’s hottest pride season events. This spectacular gala event features, ravishing refreshments, amazing artwork and queer conviviality. Art Party! celebrates the opening night...

Pride In Art Visual Art Show

From the roots of the queer arts Festival, this open visual art show exhibits artists from our communities and honours our founder Robbie Hong. Artists: Katherine Atkins Kate Braun Jackson Photographix Jeff Gibson Kelly Haydon Donal Hebner Trish Holowcznek Dzee Louise Noemi Molitor Nisha Platzer Rosamond Norbury SD Holman   Plus! an Excerpt from Photovoice: THE TRANS, TWO-SPIRIT & GENDER NONCONFORMING COMMUNITY...

Youth Curator Tour

In partnership with Directions Youth Services and Broadway Youth Resource Centre. Jonathan D. Katz, curator of QAF's visual art exhibition Drama Queer: Seducing social change, leads a tour of the exhibition for street-involved queer youth.

Queerotica

ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. A soirée of erotic literary readings to tantalize and titillate. This year's edition of Queerotica is curated by Dagger Editions, Caitlin Press’s new imprint dedicated to writing by queer...

Salon

Salon with artists and Daily Xtra’s Robin Perelle. Bring your open minds and hearts to reflect on the curated exhibition. After years of swinging in and out of fashion, the art world's appreciation of art for social change may once again be on upswing....

The Pink Line

Produced by the frank theatre company. ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. What’s it like being a person of colour and being queer...

The Launch of Dagger Editions

Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press, publishes literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry by and about queer women (those who identify as queer women, including trans women, or include this in their personal history). We celebrate the...

Drama Queer: seducing social change, curated visual art exhibition

Visual art exhibition curated by Jonathan D. Katz and Conor Moynihan. At the centre of this year’s festival is Drama Queer: seducing social change, a visual art exhibition curated by Jonathan D. Katz. This exhibition explores the role of emotion in contemporary queer art as...

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