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Queer Art on Display

24 februari 2024, kl. 13:00 - 13:45

Join us for a stimulating debate exploring the significance and impact of queer art in contemporary society. Our speakers will highlight the role of art in expressing LGBTQIA+ identities, challenging norms, and advocating for social change.

Var: Medelhavsmuseet
Pris: Inlcuded in the entry ticket or annual pass
Ytterligare information: This event will be held in english. First come, first served, 95 seats avaliable.
Plats på museet: The auditorium
Queer Art on Display

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Habibi, what revolutions of love?

From the Institut du monde arabe in Paris to the Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm. On February 23, 2024, Habibi - the Revolutions of Love exhibition opens, where contemporary artists from the Arab world, Iran and Afghanistan challenge gender norms and explore relationships to the body and public space.

Whether you are an art enthusiast, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, an activist, or simply curious about the intersection of art and identity, we invite you to engage in critical conversations and gain new insights into the transformative potential of queer art.

Interventions

  • Nada Majdoub, Institut du monde Arab (France) 
  • Rasha Shaaban, Världskulturmuseerna (Sweden)
  • Tasso Stafilidis, West Pride (Sweden) 
  • George Chamoun (Sweden)

Moderator: Edwin Safari (Sweden/Iran) 

What challenges are out there for queer artists especially from the Arab world in navigating the art world. 

From exploring the power of visual storytelling to examining the politics of representation, this talk will offer diverse perspectives on the ways in which queer art shapes cultural discourse, challenges stereotypes, and fosters inclusivity. 

Our speakers will highlight the role of art in expressing LGBTQIA+ identities, challenging norms, and advocating for social change.

What challenges are out there for queer artists especially from the Arab world in navigating the art world. 

From exploring the power of visual storytelling to examining the politics of representation, this talk will offer diverse perspectives on the ways in which queer art shapes cultural discourse, challenges stereotypes, and fosters inclusivity. 

 

Nada Majdoub 

Nada Majdoub is a Tunisian art historian specialised in modern and contemporary art from the Arab-speaking world. She is the associate curator of Habibi exhibition in Paris and currently in charge of collections at Institut du monde arabe.  

Rasha Shaaban 

Rasha Shaaban is an Egyptian-Swedish feminist, gender rights activist and project leader of Habibi exhibition and Mind the Gap programme at Världskulturmuseerna. 

Tasso Stafilidis  

Tasso Stafidilis has a background as an actor, artistic director and Theatre director and has been active in the cultural field in Sweden for the past 35 years. Tasso is the General Manager for West Pride in Gothenburg. He has been an LGBTQ+ activist since 1998.  

George Chamoun 

George Chamoun works as a curator, art educator at Tensta Konsthall, DJ, and club organiser based in Stockholm. He is the initiator of the drag festival Stockwig and currently working with BLOW, a Wednesday bar for gay men at Sidenkällaren in Stockholm. 

 

More events related to Habibi on Saturday 24th

(14:00) Artists Talk: Meet Habibi Artists
(15:00) Egypt’s Queers in Focus

 

Artwork by Kubra Khademi, "Untitled".