Group Exhibition | PORT, Galerij Verbeeck-Van Dyck, Antwerp Queer Arts Festival, August 3-9
July 28, 2014
August 3-9, 12h – 17h
Galerij Verbeeck-Van Dyck
Westkaai-Verbindingsdok 12, 2000 Antwerpen
PORT has selected a cargo of unconventional artists that will import different perspectives on queer topics in art. We will lift the veil on a large, Wild(e), and transgressive art world by unlocking the potential of various media, such as: photography, sculpture, installation, video-art, literature, and performance art.
Our dynamic, fathomless, idiosyncratic juxtaposition of art(ists) enacts the exhibition’s desire to break through mass-produced notions of what it means to be gay, lesbian, bi, or trans. PORT will tip your velvet and unlock your mind.
Norwegian artist Thomas Grødal is the curator of the exhibition of the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival. In the exhibition, he will show his own work as well as that of other artists working on sexual and gender identities: Kasper Bosmans, Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty, Rachid Laachir, Roberto Espinosa, Chrysanne Stathacos and Hunter Reynolds, Zanele Muholi, Yishay Garbasz, Carlos Motta and Matthias Herrmann.
Norwegian artist Thomas Grødal studied at the Royal Academy of Arts, Antwerp and the University of Birmingham. He made exhibitions in, among others, Middelheimmuseum (The Tiberius Principle) Turijn (Fondazione 107) and the M HKA (MUHKALUMNI). His language consists of paintings, sculptures and installations all referring to the inner turmoil he experienced growing up in a small, traditional Norwegian town surrounded by coast an pine trees. His most recent work revolves around this existential question; How can one be part of a community, and still be free?
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