The exhibit starts from the novel The Scorpion (Der Skorpion), published in the interwar period by German writer of Romanian origin Anna Elisabet Weirauch (1887-1970).
The novel becomes a start point in formulating a broader perspective on the image of the lesbian and, based on that, we developed a multidisciplinary, multimedia exhibit in the form of activism, carefully navigating narratives absent or little known in local culture which are still relevant today.
Through the exhibit Herstory of our queer futures or The scorpion snuff box – a visual journey into a queer novel, we imagine a journey through the ideas of the novel, in which the author offers a subjective exploration formulated through the surrealist method of objective chance in a “lesbian” universe of other times and places, expanded and updated on multiple planes with modern-day nuances. Objective chance is evoked by historical surrealism as a creative method based on an encounter with an external cause whose emotional impact generates a passion.
A collaborative curatorial project based on research by Iulia Dondorici and Valentina Iancu; coordinator Elena Radu.
Artists: Maria Balea, Traude Bührmann, Mimi Ciora, Diana Matilda Crișan, Ramona Dima, Georgiana Dobre, Simona Dumitriu, Katja Lee Eliad, Julio Elvisey, Yishay Garbasz, Daniela Groza, Tirdad Hashemi, Soufia Erfanian, Mia Imami Harrison, Alexandra Ivanciu, Anastasia Manole, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Marta Mattioli, Stefania Meșteriuc, Marta Orlando, Ileana Pașcalău, Iulia Pordea, Orka, Clementine Roy, Sophie Utikal, Kjersti Vetterstad.
Exhibition opening times:
July 1: 10:00 – 13:00
July 2: 17:00 – 20:00
July 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18: 17:00 – 20:00
July 8, 16: 11:00-14:00 și 17:00-20:00
July 20: 18:00 – 21:00