Roll up! Roll up! (The Progressive Arts Institution prefers) The Circus of the Oppressed… Marvellous Marginalised Artists Perform Inspiring Acts of Fearless Resilience!
Works on paper by TextaQueen and performances by @KrishnaIstha @JacobVJoyce @Lasana_Shabazz and @TravisAlabanza, plus Mattie Loyce as your Ringmaster.
TextaQueen has tamed and trained the circus as allegory to satirically describe experiences of minority artists in institutional contexts. This series in progress is informed by their year as a State Library of Victoria @library_vic Creative Fellow where they studied the Library archives of circus, magic and political posters and created in conceptual collaboration with 10gentle collective.
Alongside these wondrous works on paper, a stupendous selection of diverse and delectable performers present their own creative counters to the terrors of tokenism. Tuesday 2nd July
@ SPACE 129-131 Mare St, Hackney, London E8 3RH. Free event
Booking highly recommended via Eventbrite (link in bio)
Supported by : @AusCouncilArts for the Arts and @ACME.art #thecircusoftheoppressed #diversitycircus #insitutionalartscomplex #diversity #tokenism [Image description: A digitally rendered image imitating old circus posters, red border with white tick boxes. Background is a blue target with star, sprinkled with yellow stars. On top, in colourful fonts reads The Progressive Arts Institution prefers / The Circus of the Oppressed / Works on paper by TextaQueen / performances by / Krishna Istha / Jacob V Joyce / Lasana Shabazz /Travis Alabanza / + Ringmaster Mattie Loyce. Next to each name is a marker portrait of each brown/black queer/trans/non-binary performer in a pose. At bottom of poster, black font on yellow background reads Marvellous Marginalised Artists Present Inspiring Acts of Fearless Resilience: Tuesday 2nd July 6pm-9pm at Space 129-131 Mare St, Hackney, London E8 3RH. Free event * Booking highly recommended via Eventbrite * Wheelchair Accessible / Supported by : Australia Council for the Arts / ACME]
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