The international group exhibition addresses queer identity as a still under-represented social category, often associated with stereotypical thinking and social exclusion. The concept of queer goes beyond LGBTIQ identities as it challenges and questions personal or assigned identities. Thereby it addresses power relations, post-colonial discourses as well as discriminatory (sexual) politics. Queerness has become a decisive point of departure in contemporary art practice and cultural production implicating the necessity of societal change. The exhibition presents an international selection of artists whose practices deal with queer histories / herstories / stories.
Participating artists: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Cabello/Carceller, Anna Daučíková, Robert Gabris, Ana Hoffner, Ivan Jurica, Toni Schmale.
Curated by: Christiane Erharter
Christiane Erharter is a curator based in Vienna, co-editor of the publication Pink Labor on Golden Streets. Queer Art Practices, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015. Since October 2018 she is Curator for Community Outreach at Belvedere 21 in Vienna.
Cover picture: © Ana Hoffner, The Bacha Posh Project, installation view, galerie5020, Salzburg, 2018.
Free Shuttle Bus
Vienna – Bratislava – Vienna
On Friday, 30 November 2018, ERSTE Foundation is organizing a shuttle bus from Vienna to Bratislava on the occasion of the exhibition opening:
18:30 live performance Non-aligned relatives by Ana Hoffner
19:00 exhibition opening Queer Stories
Erste Campus, Karl-Popper-Straße 8, 1100 Vienna
(in front of Parkgarage Erste Campus)
20:30 Return from Bratislava to Vienna
21:30 Approximate time of arrival back in Vienna at Erste Campus