What if Utopia

 
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Queer Biennial 2018 | Los Angeles
What if Utopia

June 1 - 30, 2018

The Queer Biennial is an international survey focusing on current moments in LGBTQ art and culture that showcases emerging, mid-career, and established artists. 

This third installment of the Queer Biennial - titled “What if Utopia” - asks the invited artists/writers/performers to explore their own sensibilities of an ideal, other worldly-landscape and examine ideas of a Queer Utopia. This theme is proposed in broad terms, leaving participants to explore it in the abstract: the carnal, the cerebral, the fantastical, the optical.


Opening reception: Friday, June 1 at NAVEL. See below for more details. 
NAVEL exhibition dates: June 1 - 16, 2018
Exhibition hours
: Thursday - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM
Full schedule of events from June 1st through 30th can be seen here.


Artists

Click name for in-depth information:

Curators

Ruben Esparza, Founder & Director
Nicholas Alexander Milos Mestas, chief curator
Stuart Sandford, curator in charge of film
Mark Tennyson, curator in charge of performance
Steven Reigns, curator in charge Of literary arts
Ilona Berger, curator + director at last projects
Michael Holt, curator + co-founder of Navel
Yelena Moskovich, curator (paris)
carlos Morales RáBAGO, curatorial advisor (Mexico City)

 

Advisors

Kenny to
jason keller
erica Thornburg

Thank you

consulate general of israel
jack shainman gallery

 
 

 

Opening Reception
June 1 at 8:00 PM

ADMISSION TO THE OPENING RECEPTION IS FREE OF CHARGE. Hosted by John Waters. EXHIBITED WORK AND PERFORMANCES BY THE ROSTER OF INVITED ARTISTS. 

John Waters

PRE-OPENING TICKETED EVENT. TICKET INCLUDES A COPY OF MR. WATERS' BOOK, WHICH WILL BE SIGNED ON-SITE DURING THE EVENT.

 
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Opening Reception with John Waters
8:00 PM on June 1 at NAVEL

The opening reception will be held on June 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM. In addition to the exhibition of work being on display, several performances will take place during the reception. A keynote address by John Waters will commence the opening. 

Location: NAVEL is located at 1611 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015. 
Cost: Admission is free of charge. 
Parking: Street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to use public transportation or ride share to get to and from the event.
RSVP: Your RSVP is kindly requested. Please click the link above to RSVP. 

Schedule: 
8:00 PM - Doors open to public
8:20 PM - John Waters keynote address
Performances throughout the evening by: Alice Cunt, Bebe Huxley, Izm, Peter Kalisch, John Moletress, Marval A Rex, Sailorfag, El Sancha y Las Sirenas, and Saturn Rising.

 

Pre-Opening Cocktail Hour with John Waters
6:30 PM on June 1 at NAVEL

Prior to opening to the general public, a private book signing and cocktail hour with John Waters will take place in the gallery. In addition to supporting the Queer Biennial, guests who purchase tickets to the pre-opening event will receive a copy of John Waters' latest book, Mwhich will be personally signed for you on-site. Guests will be treated to complimentary signature cocktails and soft drinks. 
 
Tickets: $75. Please purchase tickets by clicking here, or the link above. 

 
 

An international survey of queer art 

 

 
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