FINISSAGE OF THE EXHIBITION «ALL GENDER IS DRAG» BY M DABBADIE
We welcome you to the finissage of the exhibition «All gender is drag» by M Dabbadie. The pictures have lived in OYA for the past two months and will be hung down the day after the finissage before heading out towards new horizons, adventures and filling up new spaces.
More about the exhibition and the artist:
M Dabbadie is a non-binary artist based in Malmö, Sweden. They are a genderqueer activist working on raising awareness and visibility of queer identities on several fronts through visual works, texts, music, public speaking, paintings, street art, fanzines and organizing soli-parties and queer safe spaces in the punk and rave scenes. They have exhibited works across Europe, in the US and in Australia.
«All gender is drag» is a project that uses black and white analog photography as a medium to capture the bodies of M’s friends and acquaintances. This project is not an open casting, but a choice justifying the reality of the bodies present in their entourage as a queer person. “These bodies are not extraordinary, they are part of my day-to-day life, they are beautiful, real and touching.” adds M Dabbadie. The pictures provide the viewer with different body identities – gender is not a binary concept anymore, it is multitudes of intersecting identities, superimposed, altered, reclaimed, performed and deconstructed. The goal being to erase the relevance of assigning a gender to anyone. The project also questions notions of censorship and pre-established standards of beauty. M displays their photos in the street, and in this reclaims the public space usually erasing queer, transgender and non-conforming bodies. Passers-by are confronted with raw body images, in their most striking intimacy and vulnerability.
50% of the print sales will be donated to the CUTie.BIPoC Festival!