Haiti - Social : Opening of the exhibition «Noctambules : the hidden transcripts»
The exhibition will ask which social processes mark the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) in Port-au-Prince as deviant and how homosexuality can manifest itself as a powerful counter-culture in this hostile and heteronormative environment ?
Which are the communal bonds the LGBT in Port-au-Prince create to resist marginalization and heal the wounds of permanent oppression ? Can art be a mechanism to challenge the heteronormative matrix of power by developing particular queer aesthetic sensibilities ? Can we find certain aesthetic codes that resist against a hetero-centrist colonialization of the visual arts? These questions will be discussed in our exhibition through the photographs of Josué Azor, paintings by Mario Benjamin, mixed media by Tessa Mars and a video installation by Maksaens Denis.
All four artists reflect with their works on homophobia and the violence society exerts on queer people. They reflect on the socio-political disobedience of men and women in Haiti who search for possibilities to escape social discrimination and oppression by a dominant hetero-patriarchy.
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