Queering the International

Photo credit: ZANELE MUHOLI, South AfricaKatlego Mashiloane and Nosipho Lavuta, Ext. 2, Lakeside, Johannesburg 2007 ©Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Gallery hours 10:30am – 10pm weekdays; 10:30am – 4:30pm weekends

QAF’s signature visual arts exhibition is curated this year by esteemed interdisciplinary artist Laiwan. Queering the International features a lineup of established and emerging artists from around the globe who are immigrant, indigenous, undocumented, displaced, and creatively working towards reconciling liberation through ideas of indigeneity, diaspora and disIdentification.

Recent homophobic events in Russia, India, Uganda, and elsewhere have made it timely to highlight artists who address queer identity on an international scale, and whose work celebrates the complex human condition we find ourselves in as queers. Queering the International engages themes that are at once broad and challenging, asking artists What is Queer, What is International, What is your Diaspora, and What is Identity?

This exhibition features artists from a range of nations including Brazil, Canada, the Cree Nation, Guatemala, Guyana, the Haudenosaunee Territories, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Trinidad, the United States, and Alutiiq/African American/Choctaw/European heritage, covering a breadth of viewpoints and perspectives from queers near and far.

This groundbreaking work is brought together by the curatorial talents of Zimbabwe-born Laiwan and curatorial assistant Anne Riley, who is of Dene/Cree ancestry, considering both national and queer identities, and questioning what happens when we step out of these predefined borders. Join us in queering the diaspora, and queering indigeneity – Queering the International.

Queering the International curated artists:

Afuwa
Eloisa Aquino
Gaye Chan
James Diamond
Richard Fung
Francisco Fernando Granados
Cecilia Greyson
John Greyson
Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed
Andrew Kounitskiy
Mutya Macatumpag
Aiyyana Maracle
Kent Monkman
Zanele Muholi
Emilio Rojas
Mohammad Salemy
Kaspar Saxena
Tejal Shah
Ahmad Tabrizi
Ho Tam
Storme Webber

This event is scent-reduced, and fully wheelchair accessible. For more information on how to support a scent-reduced event, please visit PeggyMunson.com. For a full accessibility audit of the space, visit Building Radical Accessible Communities.

Check out the event page here