Multitud Marica. Activaciones de archivos sexo-disidentes en América Latina

The exhibition will be open until August 13th at the Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum, covering the work of Latin American artists and activists who have participated in gender non-conformity movements during the past century.

The exhibition’s goal is to promote a series of historial archives that have been forgotten or scarcely used in gay liberation movements. It encompasses artists from 8 Latin American countries: Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Brazil and Chile.

The archives are composed by 100 years of non-articulated LGBT policy fragments in Latin America: from police raids in clandestine homosexual parties held in 1901 in Mexico to internal conflicts between lesbian and heterosexual women in feminist movements, which led to the appearance of post-identitarian collectives in Argentina in early 2000.

The archives involve a series of episodes that have been relatively pushed aside, immerse in a hegemonic narrative of the official local policies and a colonial storyline of global sexual policies.

Curated by Francisco Godoy Vega and Felipe Rivas San Martín, the sample deliberately works with a crowd that incarnates the memories and the political preferences of the two curators, their resistance network in Latin America and its diaspora.

This stance has allowed the curatorial theme to think from a “queer perspective” instead of aspiring to an artistic representation or totalitarian policy.

“From our queer position we have dialogued with other queer, travesty, lesbian and trans individuals that take part in the sample. In this sense, the Latin American scene present here does not exemplify the full story, but relevant fragments of history for the present to showcase the violence and non-conformity resistance movements in 8 countries during the 20th century,” the curators explained.

The archives presented by the exhibit and the importance of the historical milestones promote the erotization of museum visits by transforming the hall into a dark room. This erotism is proposed as a collective encounter to relive the precarious memory and the heinous dialogue between bodies that, allegedly, not have the right or the space to meet.

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