Arts and Culture

QueerFest travels to Athens

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

QueerFest will be in Athens as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

Pink Life QueerFest will be in Athens between June 14th and 17th. As part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2018, Queer Fest film screenings will be held under Aphrodite* project.

The program aims to an intersection of artistic production and the performativity of gender and sexuality, while questioning gender-related practices and activities. The project is named after the open-air cinema Aphrodite located in Rouf area, where both Beaver women’s collective (since 2012) and the Athens Museum of Queer Arts (since 2015) are based, and focuses on gender performativity and sexuality, archival practices, aesthetics, social and cultural activism, and the visibility of gender politics.

Aphrodite* attempts to kick-start an annual meeting, on a local and international level, that will bring together groups active in the area.

Aphrodite*’s program is curated by Sofia Dona, architect and artist, Sofia Bempeza artist and art theorist based in Zurich, and Vassiliea Stylianidou, artist and founder of the project STUDIOvisits in Berlin, in collaboration with the Athens Museum of Queer Arts (AMOQA), the Beaver women’s collective and co-curators Cinenova (London), the Schwules Museum (Berlin) and the Pembe Hayat KuirFest (Ankara).

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