Everything you always wanted to know about Queer theory and never dared to ask.
On the occasion of Pride month, the LGTBIQ+ Colors Sitges Link association has organised the exhibition “Queer Bodies / Diverse Minds”, at the Estudi Vidal (Carrer d’en Bosc, 6, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona) from 4 to 13 June, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The resurgence of the Queer movement
The subtitle “Everything you always wanted to know about Queer theory and never dared to ask” serves as a guiding thread to develop an itinerary, a history, a story that makes visible and makes clear the basis of the resurgence of the Queer movement (or a kind of Neo Queer) that is marking the future of our community.
The Queer perspective in art
The artists invited for “Queer Bodies / Diverse Minds” are: the visual artists Manuel Corrales, Manuel Riccardi, Jody B. Little (painters), Jaume Aldabó (artist’s book), HeretikRadical (digital collage), Isidre Roset (engraving), Tony Saldaña (comic), Eloi Biosca (sculptor), and the visual artists Liliane Felix, Thomas Vilhelm (photography), Martin Lewton, Yoky Yu (performance), Roldy and SantoArte (multimedia). It is a very heterogeneous group of artists with a common backdrop: the Queer perspective in art.
Satellite activities will take place around the exhibition, such as readings of trans and queer poetry by the trans poet Bruno Cimiani (Poemario Trans), performances by Martin Lewton and Yoky Yu, the projection of the video mapping “Humanoa” by SantoArte and Roldy, and the presentations of the books “Insumisas” by Laura Manzanera, and “Maternidades Cuir” by Eva Abril and Gracia Trujillo, with the assistance of the authors.
A vision detached from cultural canons
If You’re Queer, Shout It!
THE QUEER NATION MANIFESTO, 1991
The objective of “Queer Bodies / Diverse Minds” is to claim a different vision of social reality, detached from cultural canons and also to fight against the inequalities in terms of sexual orientation and gender identity that heteropatriarchy has established since time immemorial. With the passing of time, the heteronormative system has given a certain place to these manifestations, relegating them to the private scene, which queer theories refuse to do, highlighting the following maxim, contained in the Queer Manifesto of 1990: “Being queer is not about the right to privacy, but about the freedom to be public, to show oneself exactly as one is ”.
Queer theory is based on the rejection of the classification of individuals in universal and fixed categories, such as “male / female”, “heterosexual / homosexual / bisexual / transsexual”. The Queer perspective considers that these restrictions are a construction created by a culture in which heterosexuality is an obligation, as well as heteronormativity and heteropatriarchy. These categories would be fictitious and would hide an enormous number of political motivations supported by sexology, a science that has not been fully theorized.