Discussion of Exhibition by the Artists
Saturday, June 9; 11 am
Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan St @ 8th St
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Lesbian ConneXion/s opened at the 1998 Gay Games in Amsterdam. Some 4,000 enthusiastic visitors were confronted with a juxtaposition of artistic compositions and illegally shot photos with an implicit political intent. Images of well-established lesbian families were combined with work from artists whose participation was their first overt lesbian act. Two years later, Lesbian ConneXion/s is still touring Europe. Success in Amsterdam and Ghent, where the mayor opened the exhibition, led to engagements in other cities. Soon the collection will be displayed in Ljubljana, Zagreb, St. Petersburg. Five members from Lesbian ConneXion/s will attend the opening reception: photographer Ditte Wessels, photographer and project leader Marian Bakker, board member Marjo van loosdregt, photographer and board member Janine van Doorn, and photographer Olga Kusakova.
|Mariella Lo Manto, “Screaming Out.”|