queer pandemia milan italy queer art exhibition june july base milano
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June 20, 2023
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Not A Hetwave, Just A Queer Pandemia

It's more than just an art exhibition. It is a bold statement that invites us to rethink norms, celebrate diversity and the power of art as an act of courage and resistance.

From June 22nd to July 2nd, the Queer Pandemia exhibition takes center stage at BASE Milano, shining a spotlight on LGBTQIA+ art forms. Organized by TWM Factory in collaboration with BASE Milano, this captivating event showcases the artistic and intellectual ferment of "different" subjectivities.

Queer Pandemia aims to explore seemingly unfamiliar and intimidating artistic practices through which LGBTQIA+ entities carve out a space for representation in society. The curatorial intention is centered around reclaiming narratives that often label the "different" as diseased or monstrous.

This international exhibition is the culmination of a call launched by TWM Factory, which received submissions from 250 artists and 46 authors. It represents an artistic and intellectual effervescence from the margins, ready to invade, proliferate, and contaminate contemporary culture and art.

Queer Pandemia transcends any single artistic form. The exhibition features over 60 international artists working in diverse mediums such as video art, photography, design, painting, installation, and sculpture. Their works interpret hybrid imaginaries that blur the lines between the vegetal, animal, and digital realms, offering a rich and captivating artistic experience.

The event will also include encounters and discussions with activists, authors, artists, and professionals who will delve into the themes addressed in the project.

Queer Pandemia is more than just an exhibition; it is an act of courage and resistance against a society that all too often marginalizes diverse voices and identities. By harnessing the power of art, the queer community seeks to reveal its true essence and celebrate the spaces it creates.

Accompanying the exhibition is the publication of a book bearing the same name, created by TWM Factory in collaboration with Edizioni TLON. This book serves as a collective map of contemporary queer artistic practices, offering complete freedom in interpretation. It will be available for free consultation alongside a selection of fiction, non-fiction, and photography books, thanks to a partnership with Libreria Antigone Roma, Libreria Leporello, and the Biblioteca Comunale di Cisterna di Latina.

Opening: June 22nd - from 7 PM to 2 AM
Exhibition open from June 23rd to July 2nd - from 4 PM to 10 PM

AdeY, Alberto Maggini, Alessandro Burelli, Alia Mascia, Andrea Casanova, Antonia Freisburger, Anthromorph, Arianna Martucci, Benedetta Filippo Chilelli, Cesar Brodermann &  The Skinny Type, Chiara Bruni, Chiara Cor, Coyote Park, Daniela Weiss & Marianne Rodziewicz, Daniele Costa, Davide Fossati (Abraxass), Denys Shantar, Diego Moreno, Domenico Cennamo, Dorotea Tocco, Edwin Harmon (LUZ), Elena Zecchin, Fabio Orioli, Federico Salis, Florian Hetz, Francesco Esposito, Francesco Saverio Tani, Giacomo Giannantonio & Viola Morini, Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Gianluca Sturmann, Giovanni Trimani, Giulia Cauti, Giuseppe Loi, Guglielmo Mattei, Jacopo Paglione, Jordi Alessandro Bello Tabbi, Lorenzo Zerbini, Luca Bosani, Ludovica Anzaldi, Marte Gastaldello, Matteo Piacenti, Noah Schiatti, Ohii Katya, Ornella Mercier, Pietro Spirito, Roberta Morzetti, Rooy Charlie Lana, Sara Lorusso, Serena Gianoli, Silvia Minali, Simona Coltello, Sofia Talanti, Sohyun Park, Stefania D’Amato, Stefano Melissa, Sunday Russel, Teresa Russo, Twee Whistler, Yannick Lambelet, Yunru Quan and Ziyu Wang.

Images courtesy of Diego Moreno

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