Sports training before Zagreb Pride12. June 2012 - 12:33 — Leila Seper
On the occasion of the Zagreb Pride 2012, within olympic year, during the European football championship and actuality of topics relating to sport discrimination, qSPORT in collaboration with artists and initiatives that work in the field of sport and LGBTQ issues - organizes an international exhibition and a program of workshops, discussions and screenings in the Gallery Nova.
Barcelona_VolleyballWeekendIExhibition Another SPORT is Possible?!
(12-17/06/2012 - 12:00 - 20:00, Gallery Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb)
+ QueerSport.LAB program:
12/06/2012 - 18:30 Queering Sport - workshop: qSPORT & co.
14/06/2012 - 18:30 Trans x Sport - screenings + skype-in: Tom Weller
17/06/2012 - 14:00 QS Brunch - screening "Justin" (doc.) + skype-in: Juliet Jacques
Alex Brahim - curator and critic (Barcelona, Spain)
Juliet Jacques - critic and co-founder of The Justin Campaign (Brighton, UK)
Karmen Ratković - social activist and educator in arts (Zagreb, Croatia)
Vesna Vuković - curator and producer in arts (Zagreb, Croatia)
From the introduction text to exhibition:
Contemporary sport (hypercompetitive, commercialized, institutionalized, politicized...) is often perceived uncritically - especially as a mechanism of capitalist ideology and in its capacity of a globalizer/normalizer of societies. It is equally a source of countless traumatic, stressful and frustrating experiences for (queer) youth, (trans) individuals and others who challenge or do not fit its existing norms. If Sport (as Art) can be considered a laboratory and a contested site, then it is potentially one of the largest domains for social, cultural and political experimentation, but also innovation in contemporary societies...
This exhibition and the QueerSport.LAB program is part of a broader international creative inquiry into tensions between Sport and LGBT/Queer realities. Artists and communities presented here withtheir works and documentation point to some of many tangents in which
creative engagement can work against the normativity of sport through queer expression. Though physically far apart, contextually constrained and of different methodologies and operational networks, all share a common understanding of sport as a context that is neither fixed nor given, but one that needs constant claiming and self-organizing and most of all, imagining viable alternatives.
Supported by: Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske - Gradski ured za kulturu, obrazovanje i sport grada Zagreba
Heinrich Boell Stiftung - Hrvatska
aAnd individuals: Myriam Van Imschoot, Sher Doruff, Jose Begega, Kat Bowman, Dejan Škaljac, Tomislav Medak, Nenad Romić, Dejan Kršić ...