29.4.16

Diversity Ball

 30.04.2016
Kursalon, Vienna, Austria


                                                                                           Image by Equalizent

Der Diversity Ball findet jährlich in Wien statt und ist weltweit der Einzige seiner Art. Ziel ist es eine weltoffene Kultur der Vielfalt zu schaffen, in der wir einander so sein lassen wie wir eben sind. Ohne Ausgrenzungen, 
ohne Barrieren und ohne Vorurteile.

Der Diversity Ball – die bunteste und barrierefreiste Ballnacht des Jahres setzt ein sichtbares Zeichen für gelebte Vielfalt. Von Geschlecht, über Alter, sexuelle Orientierung und Behinderung bis hin zu Herkunft und Religion – der Diversity Ball ist ein Fest aller Dimensionen der Diversität. Das Miteinander, die gegenseitige Anerkennung und 
die Inklusion sind es, was den Diversity Ball ausmacht.

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 Enjoy diversity and be #SimplyMagical!

 
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24.4.16

Homosexualität_en


13.05 - 04.09.2016
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany
 
 
 
 
 Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung am 12. Mai um 20 Uhr laden wir euch und eure Freunde sehr herzlich ein. 
Der Eintritt ist frei!

Eine Einführung in die Ausstellung geben Dr. Birgit Bosold und Dr. Hermann Arnhold (Projektleiter_innen) sowie 
Dr. Dorothée Brill und Detlef Weitz (Kurator_innen).

Musik kommt von BOX in the ATTIC (Funk, Soul, Pop | Münster).

Die Ausstellung kann bis 22.30 Uhr besichtigt werden, das Foyer ist bis 1 Uhr geöffnet. 
Das Lux - Barkultur und Grillkunst bietet Getränke an.

Noch immer sind Liebes- und Lebensentwürfe abseits der heterosexuellen Norm in Teilen der Gesellschaft ein Tabu. Und selbst diejenigen, die sich für aufgeklärt halten, sind irritiert von Menschen, die sich dem anderen oder gar keinem Geschlecht zugehörig fühlen. Mit seiner Ausstellung „Homosexualität_en“ möchte das LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster dazu beitragen, die vielfältigen alternativen Sexualitäten und Geschlechteridentitäten der 
 LGBTIQ-Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Inter, Trans, Queer) in die Mitte der Gesellschaft zu holen. 
Die Ausstellungsmacher_innen verzichten dabei auf Belehrungen. Ein Porzellanservice für den Gewinn der Frauenfußball-EM 1989, Fotos der ersten bundesweiten Demonstrationen homosexueller Menschen in Münster 1972, auf Video gebannte Lebenserinnerungen queerer Männer und Frauen – „Homosexualität_en“ lässt mit Dokumenten, Fotos, Videos und Kunstwerken Raum für eigene An- und Einsichten, Interpretationen und Rückschlüsse.

Die Ausstellung ist ein Projekt des Schwulen Museums* Berlin in Kooperation mit dem LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster und dem Deutschen Historischen Museum Berlin.

Die Ausstellung wird gemeinsam gefördert von der Kulturstiftung des Bundes und der Kulturstiftung der Länder.
 
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Among contemporary realities, Roberta Orlando's work takes part in Homosexuality_ies.
 
 
 
 
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18.4.16

Performance Voyage 6



18 April 2016
Toolbox, Berlin, Germany
 
 
                                                                                                                               Come Out Italy, Come Out!, 2013
 
 The videos for this year’s Performance Voyage have been published and the project has started its world tour. 
The collection is a series of international video performances produced by Artists’ Association MUU. 
The premiere exhibition at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm was festively opened on the 10th of March.

The next screening will be held on the 18th of April in 
the Projektraum TOOLBOX – Finnish-German Art Space, Berlin, Germany.

The tour compilation of 14 video performances will be shown as a part of the international Index Performance Festival. The spring season’s other tour locations include Wrocław.


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10.4.16




When it comes to war and world military expenditure, keep highlighted data like these.





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Performance Voyage 6



14 April - 17 April 2016
FAR OFF, Cologne, Germany
 
                                                                                                                               Come Out Italy, Come Out!, 2013
 
 
FAR OFF is a new platform for galleries and art spaces to promote their artists to an international audience, during the spring art fair season in Cologne (Art Cologne 2016). From April 14-17, 2016, a giant pop up store opens up on 1200 sqm at an old train station in Cologne Ehrenfeld. It´s the idea to connect producer and 
consumer and to showcase artistic concepts of high quality.

We want to create a sphere where good ideas reach its facilitators and artists meet up with collectors and entrepreneurs, because it´s about to meet the requirements of an ever changing art world to 
bring its true contemporary spirit onto the market.

FAR OFF opens up for collectors who want to get introduced into the young and vibrant art scene of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia and nearby. It´s the new meeting point during the art fair, located at the outside border of Cologne´s city center with a spaceous outside area for installations, 
food stands and parties at the basement Club JackWho every night.


 FAR OFF is part of Performance Voyage 6 Tour.


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19.3.16

Trans Studies: Reflections and Advances



Wednesday March 23rd, 2016, 1–6 pm 
University of Leeds, UK
 
                                                                                                   A sound used in speech, 2013
 
the Trans Studies: Reflections and Advances seminar will follow.
 
Sexgen is a collaborative interdisciplinary network bringing together  gender and sexuality based research centres around the North of England and Scotland. We aim to bring academic research, writing and thinking on gender and 
sexuality into conversation with the ideas, cultural expressions and knowledge of community groups, 
cultural sites and activist organisations. 
 
 
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Moving Beyond the Binaries of Sex and Gender



Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 09.00 – 17.30
University of Leeds, UK

Keynote Speaker: CN Lester

                                                                                                                                                        As we use to be, 2012

The academic conceptualisations of sex and gender have undergone significant renegotiations over the last 20 years. There has been increasing discussion and visibility of challenges to hegemonic notions of embodiment and identity, although the social dominance of the gender binary can limit intellectual exploration. 
This conference aims to provide a space to consider non-binary theorisations, methodological developments, 
and empirical observations of sex and/or gender.

This conference aims to stimulate synergistic conversations to enrich potential research trajectories. While we aim to create a space for researchers to gain exposure to each other’s work (giving feedback, and forming networks is both a rewarding and essential part of academia), we hope to also facilitate access for members of non-binary trans and intersex communities to contemporary research that is relevant to their lives. Through this, we hope for reciprocal, symbiotic relationships to flourish, whereby minority groups are empowered by their ability to voice views of research, 
improving the quality and potential of activist as well as academic work.

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Among 'Navigating Global Flows', Roberta Orlando takes part in 




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18.3.16

Performance Voyage 6 Tour




 
                                                                                                                                  Come Out Italy, Come Out!, 2013
 
 
11 Mar – 9 Apr
The Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

18 Mar
Index International Performance Festival, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

14 Apr – 17 Apr
FAR OFF art fair, Cologne, Germany

18 Apr
Projektraum TOOLBOX - Finnish-German Art Space, Berlin, Germany

14 May – 5 Jun
'AIM Wrocław 2016', Barbara, Wrocław, Poland

The tour continues in the summer with locations in France, USA, Italy and elsewhere.
Additional information later!

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The videos for this year's Performance Voyage have been published and the project has started its world tour.

The collection is a series of international video performances produced by Artists' Association MUU. 

The premiere exhibition at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm was festively opened on the 10th of March.

The next screening will be held on the 18th of March in the Dominican Republic. The tour compilation of 14 video performances will be shown as a part of the international Index Performance Festival. 

The spring season's other tour locations are Cologne, Berlin and Wrocław.



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5.3.16

Performance Voyage 6



11 March - 9 April 2016
Opening: Thursday 10 March, 6pm
Finnish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  

                                                                                                                                  Come Out Italy, Come Out!, 2013

Produced by Artists’ Association MUU, Performance Voyage 6 is a series of international video performances that will have its world premiere at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm from 11 March to 9 April 2016. The show comprises 17 works by 17 artists or groups. Performance Voyage 6 has three facets – the exhibition, a world tour, and a DVD publication. The works were selected by a jury composed of Annette Arlander (artist and professor), Juha-Heikki Tihinen (curator, Pro Artibus Foundation) and Timo Soppela (director, MUU).
The works in Performance Voyage 6 were chosen from submissions received in response to an international open call. The theme Future/Tomorrow inspired artists to explore our ever receding future and search for thing as-yet-to-be, whether future hopes or dystopias of desperation. How do we see the future? What hopes, fears and expectations does it awaken in us? Artists around the world were invited to send in their visions of the future, which could be the literal tomorrow, the world in the year 2050, or something inexplicably far away from us both in time and in space.
After the exhibition, Performance Voyage 6 will go in a world tour that covers several countries including Germany, Italy and the United States. In 2016, the Performance Voyage 6 compilation will be presented internationally in 15 different locations, including Scandinavia, Continental Europe and Canada.
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7.2.16

Human Rights: The Collision of Art and Technology





It started with a marker pen and some cellophane in 2011. I wrote all the common terms defining sexual orientation and gender identity on my body, later removing them all by tearing them off into a single crumpled piece. 
Months later, I started to fall down for hours, following the sound of negative words used against LGBTI people. 
Then, I filmed parts of moving bodies without any recognition of gender. 
I continued to develop works using the medium of video, photography, performance and sound. 
However, all these works started to be part of a bigger project that I named ‘Equality’. 


Read full article: 
Orlando (UK).


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