A queer art event several mediums—photography, painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video, collage, prints, poetry, etc—with content that seeks to express perspectives on queer lives, issues, identity and desire. Presenting ways in which people in Hyderabad interpret their lives in relation to their gender and sexuality, and how they experience and negotiate the city in relation these various identities and sexualities.
We choose not to define queer, but recognize its multiple meanings—as a reaction, contradiction, fluidity, politics, sensation. And to reflect this varied mass of experiences, the Hyderabad queer art show – Aks hopes to be an exchange of how we see ourselves.
The show will also include an open poetry reading, where alongside some well-known local queer poets, we can read and listen to each other’s fiery written word (cruising stories, feminist/trans/ masculine monologues, and coming out narratives all encouraged!). We will also have an open mic session, for various other kinds of performances – theatre, music, skit or song.
Date : 17th July, 2011
Time : 10.30AM onwards
Venue : Anveshi – Research Centre for Women’s Studies, 2-2-18/49, Durgabai Deshmukh Colony, Hyderabad