Qtopia Queer Arts Festival Nijmegen

Nijmegen 29 09 | 14 10 2018

DIANA BLOK

DIANA BLOK
Categorie Expositie

Marie Antoinette-Enrique Diaz


Foto Diana Blok Portret
Foto Marie-Antoinette
Fotograaf Sonia Herman Dolz

Foto the making of Adventures in cross-casting

Over de kunstenaar

Diana Blok was born in 1952 in Montevideo. She studied Sociology in Mexico City before moving to Amsterdam where in 1974 where she devoted herself to photography and visual arts. As a multi-lingual diaspora artist her work explores the subjects of identity, gender, sexual diversity and culture with a poetic and confronting visual language. Merging staged photography, portraiture and film her most recent project moves from stills to the moving image in the form of an interactive-media installation.

Her published works include: Invisible Forces( 1980),Blood Ties and Other Bonds (1990), Adventures in Cross Casting (1997), Ay Dios (2001), Possible Paradise (2004), See Through Us ( LGBT life in Turkey (2008), Time Tells, and I challenge you to love me

( 2015), around taboo and sexual diversity in Brazil today. Alongside her photographic career she taught fine art photography at art academy’s worldwide, gave workshops, lectures and master classes in Europe and abroad.

Over de expositie Adventures in cross-casting

Adventures in cross-casting is a concept which Diana Blok developed together with writer/novelist Don Bloch as a commissioned exhibition for the Theater Institute Nederland. This portrait project ‘Adventures in Cross-Casting’ ( NL, 1997) confronting gender identity discrimination in a playful form, found recent continuation in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia and has evolved into interactive-video installation ‘Gender Monologues’, developed in collaboration with interactive media designer Pawel Pokut exhibited so far in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Paramaribo (March,2018).

Tijdens het festival zijn, naast de serie ‘Adventures in Cross-Casting’, ook de serie ‘See Through Us’ en een aantal werken uit de serie ‘I challenge you to love me’ te zien.


Locatie Kunstmagazijn
Serie ‘See Through Us’
Portretten en verhalen over LHBTQIA+ mensen in Turkije
Doorlopende expositie van 29 september tot en met 14 oktober

Locatie Bibliotheek de Mariënburg
Serie ‘Adventures in cross-casting’
Doorlopende expositie van 29 september tot en met 14 oktober


Locatie Het Roze Huis
Fotografie en video
Serie ‘I challenge you to love me’ / ‘Eu te desafio a me amor’

Openingstijden Roze Huis
Zaterdag 29 september 11.00 – 16.00
Zondag 30 september 11.00 – 16.00
Vrijdag 12 oktober 11.00 – 16.00
Zondag 14 oktober 11.00 – 16.00


Locatie Singluar Art Gallery
Serie ‘I challenge you to love me’ / ‘Eu te desafio a me amor’
Doorlopende expositie van 29 september tot en met 14 oktober

 

De serie Adventures in cross-casting zal ook na het Qtopia Queer Arts Festival nog te bezichtigen zijn in de Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen

Locatie Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
Serie ‘Adventures in cross-casting’
Doorlopende expositie van 6 november tot en met 1 december

Website

www.dianablok.com

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