Exhibition preview: 6-8pm Thursday 20th June 2019
Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present The Queeratorial curated by Aoife Banks the fifth exhibition of our 2019 Artist-Initiated Projects programme, featuring artists Rebekah Bowden, Becks Buttler, Aindriú Gétmán, Ciarán O’Keeffe, Day Magee, Maïa Nunes, Lu Saborío, Jack Scollard, Hannah Tiernan.
The Queeratorial posits an inquiry into contemporary queer expression, embodiment and desire in Ireland. Presenting work from emerging artists working in a diverse range of mediums such as photography, performance, sculpture, interactive gaming and textiles, this group exhibition addresses pressing issues surrounding gender, sexuality and race in Irish culture. Through spatial queering and a series of performances, workshops and reading groups, The Queeratorial transforms the gallery space into a queerscape of dialogue, relation, affectivity and reorientation in which we may explore what it means to be queer in Ireland and the effects and affects of our cultural and spatial surroundings on identity and desire.
The Queeratorial aims to provide a communal space of relation, reflection and inquiry into the conditions of the Irish LGBTQ+ community such as the phenomenology of queer bodies in space, activism, disruption, desire, spatial queering, trans eroticism, coming out, fear, pleasure, shame, postcolonialism and queerness, visibility, dissent, affectivity, sociopolitical touch and trauma, gender expression and identity, postmemory of our LGBTQ+ history, invisibility, orientation and reorientation, the intersections between race, sexuality and gender and more.
Alongside the work in the exhibition this collaborative project also presents a number accompanying events, full list of the events including detailed information can be found on http://pallasprojects.org.