Purple Art

[March 6 2017]

A performance by Boychild and Bendik Giske for the Lafayette Anticipations’ “Editathon Art+Feminisms” at Musée des Archives Nationales, Paris

“Queerness is not yet here”, once said José Esteban Muñoz, “queerness is an ideality. Put another way, we are not yet queer. We have never been queer, yet queerness exists for us as an ideality that can be distilled form the past and used to imagine the future. The future is queerness’s domain”.

For the third edition of Editathon Art+Feminisms, organised by Lafayette Anticipations, curator Flora Katz alongside artist Wu Tsang focussed on the notion of disidentification and artist José Esteban Munoz. Contributors to the edition were asked to reduce gender inequalities through topics of art and feminism on the Wikipedia platform, with a particular focus on artistic forms of the disidentification: humor, irony, misunderstanding, parody, melancholy, camp etc. These tactics are described in the book of José Esteban Muñoz “Disidentifications: Queers Of Color And The Performance Of Politics”(1999) but also by the artists, curators, art critics including Boychild who performed at the Musée des Archives Nationales.

Photo Inès Manai

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