Monday - Sunday: 2pm - 7pm
Opening: November 20, Tuesday, 7PM
the fridge & Haspel
8 Madrid Blvd.
Istvan Kantor and Nina Arsenault work in collaboration over an episode from the autobiographic movie by Kantor “The Crime of Embellishment – Releasing the Demons”. In this episode titled “The Book of Neoism?!” they “extremely exploit” their bodies and minds in a 24-hours performance – the stage version of “The Book of Neoism?!” which Kantor writes all through his lifetime. The photos and videos documenting the performance appropriate the clichéd “revolutionary” aesthetics for the aims of a real revolutionary artistic and queer underground. The marginal and unrecognized becomes “starry” and leading in this performance which works on many levels – from the absurdist-subversive to the clichéd-and-glamourous, creating a contrast that pleases the eyes between the attributes of the absolute femininity and the absolute masculinity – both stage-like and performative.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Opening: November 23, Friday, 4 PM
Sofia Arsenal Museum of Contemporary Arts SAMCA
2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
Alla Georgieva (Bulgaria), Adelina Popnedeleva (Bulgaria), Boryana Petrova (Bulgaria), Voin de Voin (Bulgaria/Germany), Natalia Todorova (Bulgaria), Oleg Mavromatti (Bulgaria/USA), Stefan Karchev (Bulgaria), ULTRAFUTURO (Bulgaria/USA), Yasen Zgurovski (Bulgaria).
This show presents a wide spectrum of authors and genres dealing with subjects of gender and sexuality. It tracks down different aspects of creating the myth of binary gender and its singularity, as well as social and economic tensions created on the basis of contradictions and inequality of gender. Some of the works merely claim the existence of difference.
Monday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm
Opening: November 21, Wednesday, 6.30 PM
The Red House Center for Culture and Debate
15 Luben Karavelov Str
Gulliver Hall and Untitled Hall
Katarzyna Kozyra (Poland); Chto Delat? (Russia) and Vladan Jeremic (Serbia)
"O2" exhibition is part of the Sofia Queer Forum 2012 in the context of the "New Left Perspectives".
Sofia Queer Forum
November 20-25, 2012
Opening: 7PM November 20, Tuesday,
the fridge & Xaspel, 8 Madrid Blvd., featuring "The Anti-Gays"
Sofia Queer Forum is an event that investigates, with the means of contemporary arts, gender and sexuality as parallel systems through which we value ourselves and the others around us. These systems have a strong influence on all aspects of culture and society. The influence is, of course, two-sided. This is why in focus here is also the changing of the concepts “gender” and “sexuality” depending on social, political, cultural and medical factors that are inherent in a given time and space.
During the last century, the issue of gender equality finds various representations in the history of Bulgarian arts and culture.