Queer Arts Festival 2018
- June 16, 2018 - June 28, 2018
- Recurring daily
- Location: The Roundhouse
- 181 Roundhouse Mews
- Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
Saturday, June 16 - Thursday, June 28, 2018
the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver
What is a mark? In a settler colonial society we have a very solidified perception of what “counts” as worthy of articulating. Programmed in an imperial tradition, we literally count success and attach dates to significant momentous occasions, times in history when someone is said to have “accomplished something” that should be celebrated and then written down to measure its worth, annually. HIStory has tried to erase the Other in its wake of calculating difference, asserting authority, superiority, a bar to be set by systems of power to ensure the success of a single story.
2018 marks 10 years of the Queer Arts Festival and Pride in Art’s 20th year as an artist-led organization. 2018’s curated visual art exhibition DECADEnce remembers the Other marks and interrogates what we collectively choose to celebrate. By engaging queer artists across disciplines DECADEnce explores marks that live beyond the page, numerical devices, and quantitative data; the mark that lives in actions unnoticed, voices unheard, lost stories of self, and races won in forgotten Herstories/Ourstories.
For more information and tickets please visit queerartsfestival.com