Visible. Art as something else #2 On Gender: “Linea de Vida – Museo Travesti del Peru”, Giuseppe Campuzano, Bruxelles, 12-03 / 26-04 2015

La Redazione,11/03/2015

La mostra è curata da Miguel A. Lopez e presenta la verisone completa del museo nomade, per la prima volata in Europa, dopo il successo ottenuto lo scorso autunno alla 31a Biennale di San Paolo.

Giuseppe Campuzano come "La Virgen de las Guacas", 2007 foto di Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo nell’ambito
della mostra "Linea de Vida – Museo Travesti del Perú" curata da Miguel Lopez (12.03-26.04, 2015)
Visible. Art as Something else alla galleria erg
Visible. Art as something else
a one year program around socially engaged artistic practices in a global context  
#2 On Gender:
Linea de Vida – Museo Travesti del Peru
Giuseppe Campuzano
12 marzo 2015 – 26 aprile 2015
Visible. Office and Project space annuncia l’inaugurazione della mostra Linea de Vida – Museo Travesti del Peru, un progetto nato quasi dieci anni fa dall’artista, filosofo e drag queen peruviano Giuseppe Campuzano (1969-2013).
La mostra, con inaugurazione giovedi 12 marzo alle 18:30, alla galerie de l’erg (Bruxelles – 50°49’19.50”N 4°21’25.53”E) è curata da Miguel A. Lopez e presenta la verisone completa del museo nomade, per la prima volata in Europa, dopo il successo ottenuto lo scorso autunno alla 31a Biennale di San Paolo.
Almost a decade ago, the Peruvian philosopher and drag queen Giuseppe Campuzano created the project Museo Travesti del Perú (Transvestite Museum of Peru). The museum is an attempt to present a queer counter-narrative: a promiscuous, intersectional thinking of history that collects objects, images, texts and documents, press clippings and appropriated artworks, and proposes actions, staging and publications that fracture the dominant models of production of images and bodies. The project, situated halfway between performance and historical research, proposes a critical reviewing of the ‘History of Peru’ from the strategic perspective of a fictional figure Campuzano calls the, "androgynous indigenous/mixed-race transvestite". Here, transgender, transvestite, transsexual, intersexual and androgynous figures are posited as the central actors and main political subjects for any construction of history.
Unlike large institutional projects and their discourses of authority, this nomadic museum does not attempt to represent and integrate minorities into the dominant discourses of progress and happiness. It is, rather, a deliberately artificial device that dramatises official histories and fractures the privileged site of heterosexual subjectivity – a subjectivity that turns all difference into an object of study and renders invisible its own contingency and the social processes that led to its constructions. The Transvestite Museum of Peru functions as an experimental wager that vandalises classical theory and history through an irreverent rewriting of transversal imaginaries, referents and knowledges, for a subject unable and unwilling to fit in any existing taxonomy.
Orari d’apertura:
Tutti i giovedi e venerdi dalle 11 alle 13 e dalle 14 alle 18 alla galleria dell’erg
Open Days: 20 marzo, dalle 11 alle 13 – dalle 14 alle 21 / 21 marzo, dalle 11 alle 13 e dalle 14 alle 18
Art Brussels: 25 – 26 aprile, dalle 11 alle 13 e dalle 14 alle 18
La mostra è chiusa durante le vacanze di primavera (6 – 17 aprile)
12 March – 6:30 – 9:00 pm
at erg (Bruxelles)
Opening of the show with a guided tour by the curator Miguel A. Lopez
Parallel activities. In collaboration with Xavier Gorgol and curated by Genres Pluriels, a Brussels based not-for-profit association for trans and intersex people, which will organise two workshops focusing on the fluidity of genders.
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18 March – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
at La Maison Arc en Ciel, Rue du Marché au Charbon 42, 1000 (Bruxelles)
Transgender for Dummies: an user-friendly and interactive workshop to introduce to trans identities, and how stereotypes on gender lead to exclusion and discrimination. 
26 March – 2:00 – 6:00 pm
at erg (Bruxelles)
AtelierDrag King: a make up session, dressing up and acting session to explore different kind of masculinities respectfully of the point of comfort of each participant.
16 April – 9:00 pm
at Aleppo, (5th floor) 50, Rue de l’Ecuyer, 1000 (Bruxelles)
Belgian premiere: the artist-filmmaker Maria Pecchioli will present the documentary film "Lei disse sì" ("Just say yes"). A tale of two women who love each other: it’s a wedding party where the main ingredients on the menu are civil rights. Screening of the film at the presence of the two protagonists.  
Visible. Office and Project space program è curato dal team di Visible con l’assistenza curatoriale di Alessandra Saviotti ed è generosamente supportato da Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto e Fondazione Zegna.
Contatti: / erg, rue du Page 87, 1050 Bruxelles