As part of the National Queer Arts Festival, the Queer Cultural Center presents GLITTER BOMB, a visual art exhibition that explores the physical, social, political, historical, affective, and irreverent dimensions of queer alliances and connections. The group exhibition addresses questions of bonding, connecting, and creating alternative models for social interaction and political transformation.
The exhibition asks: how do queer artists and activists make political alliances calling for change in terms of increasing surveillance and policing? Advocate for social justice for the black and brown dead killed by bad cops, rogue vigilantes, and armed racists? Make alliances and help expand the idea of queerness to include queer voices in the struggle for equal pay, union reform, anti-imperialist and anti-racist movements?
For the opening event on Thursday, June 4, 6:30–9pm, you’re encouraged to wear your finest/freakiest & most fabulous outfits for snacks, drinks and surprise guests exploding all over… like a Glitter Bomb! Sorry—no actual glitter is allowed.
Exhibiting Artists: Indira Allegra, Association Les Dégommeuses, Crystal Barr, Micah Bazant, Austin Boe, Joe Bruns, Hugh Buck, Heather Buechler, Jessica Burke, Eliana Cetto, Cathy Fares, Zeph Fishlyn, Marco Garcia, Chrysta Giffen, Katie Gilmartin, Helle Grøndahl, Wesley Harvey, Angela Hennessy, Jon Henry, Sarolta Jane, Katie Kaapcke, Aaron Kantor, Dorian Katz, Nia King, Diana Martin Lapeña, Bo Luengsuraswat, Jacqueline Mary, Omar Mismar, Khoi Nguyen, John Paradiso, Grahame Perry, Klaus Pinter, Lori M. Rillera, Eight Rock, Sam Thorp, Sanh Tran, Courtney Trouble, William Ulrich, Wilma van de Hel, and Nafis White
Curators: Darius Bost, Jacqueline Francis, Việt Lê, Rudy Lemcke, Matt McKinley, and Pamela Peniston
This event presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.
Photos courtesy of Courtney Trouble and Boe Austin