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Queer Exhibition Histories at Libros Mutantes

  • Join Libros Mutantes art book fair on opening night for a special presentation
  • Get to know more about Spanish queer history 

What:Queer Exhibition Histories: Conversation, Book Launch, Archive & Moving Image
When: April 26, 2024 starting at 19:30 h
Where: La Casa Encendida, Sala Audiovisual (Cinema), Rda. de Valencia, 2, Centro, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Organisation: Libros Mutantes
Language: English
Admission: Free

Join us for an event on the occasion of the publication Queer Exhibition Histories (Valiz, 2023, ed. Bas Hendrikx). Taking place in the cinema of La Casa Encendida, this event is animated with visual and archival material, photos, documentation and moving image of queer exhibition histories across Europe in recent decades, with a focus on Spanish queer history. 

About the publication: 
Queer Exhibition Histories comprises case studies highlighting the countless efforts, both large and small, of LGBTQIA+ artists and curators, centering on queer art exhibitions and their modes of documentation and archiving. Often, the legacy of these projects largely depends on personal archives, memories, and paraphernalia, with the overriding notion, or need, for public display. In these contexts, ‘public’ is relative in events that were either short-lived, held under the veil of domestic spaces, or kept exclusive for those ‘in the know’. Therefore, they were not exclusively artistic, but could equally be discursive, activist, educational, or serve as a tool for community building. At the intersection of queerness and contemporary art, this volume considers how the efforts of LGBTQIA+ artists have advanced their public presence in museums and society alike.

The publication is made with support from Mondriaan FondsCultuurfondsHendrik Muller Fund; Research supported by Mondriaan FondsAmsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Bas Hendrikx is a curator who focuses on participatory practices, digital art and queer art history. He is currently Curator of Participation and Engagement at KANAL-Centre Pompidou in Brussels. Hendrikx curated and organized numerous exhibitions and programmes for institutions such as BOZAR in Brussels, De Appel arts centre, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Inter/Access in Toronto, and the ULAY Foundation. Hendrikx is the co-editor of Authenticity? (Valiz, 2017).

This lecture will be possible thanks to the support of Embajada de Países Bajos en España.