To Strike a Pose is to Pose a Threat @ Grand Union, Birmingham [21 October]

To Strike a Pose is to Pose a Threat

15:00 - 17:00

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Grand Union
19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, B5 5RS Birmingham, United Kingdom
For this talk at Grand Union, the curator Sabel Gavaldon will share his ongoing research on gesture and subcultural style. The latest iteration of this research is Elements of Vogue, a forthcoming exhibition co-curated with Manuel Segade at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, in Madrid, which looks at the emergence of voguing as a case study in radical performance.

The exhibition departs from an understanding of the body as a living political archive, in order to map out the different legacies and embodied histories that intersect in the drag ball culture that emerged decades ago from Harlem, New York.

Therefore, this will not be a talk “about” voguing, but one that unfolds in multiple directions, by considering ways in which minorities use their bodies to produce dissenting forms of beauty, subjectivity, and desire.

This event is part of VOZ RARA curated by Grand Union Curators-in-Residence Anna Santomauro and Valerio Del Baglivo.

No booking required.

Image: Gerard H. Gaskin: Pepper LaBeija Ball, Brooklyn, NY (1998). Courtesy of the artist.
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