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Feeding The Queer Archive

Stiofan O'Ceallaigh

Qingyi Ren

Shia Conlon

Callum Leo Hughes

Unseenthat

Alina Gross

Kostis Kontogewrgos

 

THURSDAY 12/5 - 18:00 - 21:00

OPENING

FRIDAY 13/5 - 12:00 - 20:00

SATURDAY 14/5 - 12:00 - 20:00

SUNDAY 15/5 - 12:00 - 20:00

ROMANTSO

During the UK Covid-19 lockdowns the artist kept a daily visual diary in the form of digital collages or GIFs. HOMOPERSPECTIVES contains selected extracts from the visual diary.  Each individual GIF reflects upon themes such as mental health, the virus, (be)longing, (in)visibility, (im)possibilities and the day-to-day.

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Underground4Ukraine
"Never Not Fighting"

Anton Shebetko

Rebel Queers

Zhenya Tramvay

Bogdan Moroz

Kinder Limo

 

FRIDAY 13/5  - 18:00 - 21:00

OPENING

SATURDAY 14/5 - 11:00 - 18:00

MONDAY 16/5 - 11:00 - 18:00

TUESDAY 17/5 - 11:00 - 20:00

WEDNESDAY 18/5 - 11:00 - 18:00

THURSDAY 19/5 - 11:00 - 20:00

FRIDAY 20/5 - 11:00 - 20:00

SATURDAY 21/5 - 11:00 - 18:00

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

A solidarity and fundraising event, with artworks available to purchase from some of Ukraine’s foremost queer artists.

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Not letting it in

Jason Danino Holt

Yannis Papadopoulos

Vicky Kyriakoulakou

Giorgos Pitenis (Lala Kolopi)

 

SUNDAY 22/5 - 18:00 - 23:00

ROMANTSO

5 performers from Tel Aviv and Athens, sit around a table and confess real autobiographical confessions.
The “communal task” given to the performers is to create, along with the audience, a new zone, a temporary community, a haven ( or hell ? ), a playground of no comment and no judgment.

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Broadway and beyond

Christos Massalas

 

WEDNESDAY 18/5 - 19:00 - 21:00

ROMANTSO

An insight into the mind of one of the most promising new film directors.

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Karaoke Extravaganza

A man to pet

Nalyssa Green

Kristof

D'Arcy Foxx

 

SATURDAY 21/5 - 22:00 - LATE

ROMANTSO ROOF TOP

Our hostess A man to pet will cause chaos and mayhem while you will try to bring your inner diva out in the world.
Nalyssa Green and Kristof will grace us with their performances, singing the songs you would want them to sing and D’Arcy Foxx will play joyful tunes throughout the night, which you would definitely want to stay forever!

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The Queer Archive festival opening soirée

Chraja

 

THURSDAY 12/5 - 22:00 - LATE

ROMANTSO

Celebrate the opening of The Queer Archive festival #3 with us and the talents of the one and only Chraja behind the decks at the bar of Romantso

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Translucent desires

Andreas Fux
Simone Kappeler
Stefan Thiel
Werner Widmer

17/5 - 22/5 - 24/7

OTTTO GALLERY WINDOW DISPLAY

'Translucent Desires’ plays with layers of light and darkness and juxtaposes the delicate aesthetics of tattoos, the illustrative beauty of gay cruising, the sensuality of translucent x-rays photographs and kinky marble.

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Faulty Boy:

the performance

Sam Albatros

Holly Grace

 

THURSDAY 12/5 - 21:00 - 22:00

ROMANTSO

Α “faulty” boy in a -phobic and violent rural Greek city. Blood from a punch in a video game  and blood off-screen. A boy who isn’t good at being a boy and has to change, has to be slave to other people’s desires. While he only wants to be a slave like Britney Spears in I’m a Slave 4 U; he wants to dance like her because it is fun.

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Disco Aerobics

Dimitris Gianoulis

Marios Clubkid

Rrose Sélavy

 

SATURDAY 14/5 - 12:00 - 13:00

SATURDAY 21/5 - 12:00 - 13:00

ROMANTSO

Have ever been to a gym class and felt so happy and energetic as if you were on the dance floor?
Now you have the chance to do both at the same time.

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The Cockettes

+Sexual Distancing

+Monstera

Bill Weber

David Weissman

Dimitris Aspropoulos

Vera Chotzoglou

 

TUESDAY 17/5 - 21:00 - 23:00

ROMANTSO

As the psychedelic San Francisco of the ’60’s began evolving into the gay San Francisco of the ’70’s, The Cockettes, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies (gay men, women, and babies) decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter for a series of legendary midnight musicals at the Palace Theater in North Beach.

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La Drag Bouffe

A man to pet

Vasilis Kallidis

 

FRIDAY 20/5 - 21:00 - 00:00

LIGHTHOUSE ATHENS by Brown Hotels

Join us at Lighthouse Hotel restaurant for a performative 3 course meal especially prepared by chef Vassilis Kallidis for the occasion with ingredients sourced only from Omonoia square.
Performer A man to pet will be there to disturb the peace between your courses.

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The Queer Archive festival closing soirée

LOU (Live)

Noff Weezy (DJ Set)

 

SUNDAY 22/5 - 23:00 - LATE

HOLLYWOOD PUB

It’s time to say goodbye and renew our rendezvous for next year. Let’s go out with a bang and two live performances by LOU and Molyneaux X Agatha X Riri.

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Femme4Femme4ever

Rory Midhani

Antigoni Bunny Tsagkaropoulou h0tgir1bummrr

Eleni Bagaki

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Theodora Savvalaridi

Vas Lazaridou

Artemisia Reppa

Sofia Rozaki

Rafael Medina

Spyros Rennt

THURSDAY 19/5 - 19:00 - 22:00

OPENING

FRIDAY 20/5 - 12:00 - 20:00

SATURDAY 21/5 - 12:00 - 20:00

SUNDAY 22/5 - 12:00 - 20:00

HAUS N ATHEN

This exhibition is about subverting toxic masculinity in the queer community through reinvigorating femme-ness and all of its powers. But what is femme-ness in a patriarchial world? The goal of the exhibition is to bring together work that highlights all kinds of femininity, especially the failing femmes, the femmes without abs, the fatties with bellies, the femmes that ruin their make up; the bimbos and faggot himbos.

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Kavla  zine

Javier cerrada Konstantinos Tsolakis Danae Charalampidou Mochi
Jamie Edler
Rick Castro

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Lasse Långström

Goody Green
Alvina Chamberland

Lele
Alex la Cruz
Vassilis Gerasopoulos

John Nikolopoulos

Rory Midhani
Maria Petridis
Alexa Vachon
Eirini P
Alina Gross
Marlon Rueberg

Iacovos
Rafael Medina

 

FRIDAY 13/5 - 18:00 - 21:00

LAUNCH

DJ SET: ARIA DI VINE

HYPER HYPO

Artists, writers, poets and thinkers participate in a queer dialogue of aesthetics and words and ignite fresh and meaningful conversations around queer experience, art and culture.

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WET 1&2

 

Bruce Labruce

Max Disgrace

Antonio Da Silva

Grundvold

Lily Lu

Nicky Miller

Kate Sinclaire

Evie Snax

Marit Östberg

FRIDAY 13/5 - 21:00 - 00:00

OPENING

DJ SET: hael_ky and Loo

 

Programme 1

FRIDAY 13/5 - 21:00 - 00:00

SUNDAY 14/5 - 21:00 - 00:00

Programme 2

SUNDAY 21/5 - 18:00 - 23:00

ROMANTSO

In collaboration with Athens Porn Film Festival this is a selection of the hottest short films around that push the boundaries between art, porn and beyond.

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Queer Vaginas Unite: From pleasure to Protection

Doreen Toutikian

Xenia Kalpaktsoglou

 

SATURDAY 21/5 - 18:00 - 21:00

HADOKEN CLUB

Omgyno and friends team up to give you a curated program of hands-on workshops, open discussions in an intimate setting, and a screening that aims to dispel shame about our vulvas.

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The Queer Archive festival #3 party

K.atou

Clubkid

Jacob of Cappadocia

Thoughtknot

 

SATURDAY 14/5 - 23:00 - LATE

ROMANTSO

The time has come for a The Queer Archive festival party and the line up is hot hot hot.

 

THURSDAY 12/5

ALL DAY

WINDOW DISPLAY EXHIBITION LAUNCH

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

18:00-21:00
EXHIBITION OPENING
ROMANTSO

Feeding The Queer Archive

21:00-22:00
PERFORMANCE
ROMANTSO
Sam Albatros

Faulty boy - the performance

22:00 - 00:00
ROMANTSO
The Queer Archive Festival Opening Soirée

Chraja

MONDAY 16/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

11:00-18:00

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

Underground 4 Ukraine

FRIDAY 20/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

11:00-20:00

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

Underground 4 Ukraine

12:00-20:00

HAUS N ATHEN

Femme4femme4ever

21:00 - 00:00

PERFORMANCE/DINNER

LIGHTHOUSE ATHENS by Brown Hotels

La drag bouffe

FRIDAY 13/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

12:00-20:00
ROMANTSO
Feeding The Queer Archive

18:00-21:00
LAUNCH
HYPER HYPO
KAVLA ZINE

 

18:00-21:00

EXHIBITION OPENING

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

Underground 4 Ukraine

21:00 - 00:00
EXHIBITION OPENING
ΚΑΝΤΙΝΑ ΑΝΤΙΣΟΣΙΑΛ - THE ART SPACE
WET / PROGRAMME 1

+ OPENING PARTY

hael_ky and Loo

TUESDAY 17/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

11:00-20:00

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

Underground 4 Ukraine

21:00-23:00
FILM SCREENING
ROMANTSO
The Cockettes + Monstera + Sexual Distancing

 

SATURDAY 21/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

11:00-18:00

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

Underground 4 Ukraine

+ 18:00-21:00

WORKSHOP

UNDERATHENS

Layer Splash

12:00-20:00

HAUS N ATHEN

Femme4femme4ever

12:00-13:00

CLASS

ROMANTSO

Disco Aerobics

Clubkid

18:00 - 21:00

WORKSHOP

HADOKEN CLUB

Queer Vaginas Unite: From pleasure to Protection

22:00 - LATE

PARTY / PERFORMANCE

ROMANTSO

Karaoke Extravaganza

A man to pet

Nalyssa Green

Kristof

D'Arcy Foxx

SATURDAY 14/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

11:00-18:00

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

Underground 4 Ukraine

+ 18:00-21:00

WORKSHOP

UNDERATHENS

Layer Splash

12:00-20:00

ROMANTSO


Feeding The Queer Archive

12:00-13:00
CLASS
ROMANTSO
Disco Aerobics

Rrose Sélavy

 

21:00 - 00:00

ΚΑΝΤΙΝΑ ΑΝΤΙΣΟΣΙΑΛ - THE ART SPACE

WET / PROGRAMME 1

23:00 - LATE

PARTY

ROMANTSO

The Queer Archive festival #3 Party

Thoughtknot

K.atou

Clubkid

Jacob of Cappadocia

WEDNESDAY 18/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

11:00-18:00

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

Underground 4 Ukraine

19:00-21:00
TALK
ROMANTSO
Broadway and beyond


 

SUNDAY 22/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

12:00-20:00

HAUS N ATHEN

Femme4femme4ever

18:00 - 23:00

THEATRE PERFORMANCE

ROMANTSO

Not letting it in - Athens

21:00 - 00:00

ROMANTSO

WET / PROGRAMME 2

23:00 - LATE

HOLLYWOOD PUB

The Queer Archive Festival Closing Soirée

LOU (Live)

Noff Weezy (DJ Set)

SUNDAY 15/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

12:00-20:00

ROMANTSO


Feeding The Queer Archive

THURSDAY 19/5

ALL DAY

OTTTO GALLERY 


Translucent desires

11:00-20:00 /

HYPER HYPO GALLERY

Underground 4 Ukraine

19:00-22:00
EXHIBITION OPENING
HAUS N ATHEN
Femme4femme4ever


 

 

01

HAUS N ATHEN

Kairi 6, Athina 105 51

03

LIGHTHOUSE HOTEL

Marikas Kotopouli 3, Athina, 104 31

05

OTTTO GALLERY

Mavromichali 137, Athina, 11472 

07

HYPER HYPPO

Voreou 10, Athina 105 51

02

ROMANTSO

Anaxagora 3, Athina 105 52

04

CANTINA ANTISOCIAL - THE ART SPACE

Leokoriou 8, Athina 105 54, 105 54

06

HADOKEN CLUB

Veranzerou 25, Athina 104 32

08

HOLLYWOOD PUB

Navarchou Nikodimou 8, Athina 105 57

 

Dedicated to promoting the queer arts and culture as well as giving artists across the board a platform where they can showcase their work, the festival supports both Greek and international leading artists alongside the best emerging talent whose work touches upon queered or queer-responsive approaches to human experience.

Open and accessible to all, “The Queer Archive Festival” suggests a diverse programme that cuts across a wide range of disciplines and mediums and brings together artists, activists, curators, venues, artist-run spaces and spectators in a citywide celebration of the very best of queer arts and culture. Video installations, exhibitions, walks, workshops, master-classes, experiential art, performances and numerous other forms of contemporary media is part of the festival’s activity. Focused on highlighting talent, encouraging creativity and, promoting engaging and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern queer culture, the festival ultimately aims at creating a bustling hub that praises diversity and supports social inclusivity.

 

The term “queer”, which still resists strict definition, is today used as an umbrella term for a wide range of genders and sexual identities that exceed and blur binary lines, opening up space and creating new, vibrant and inclusive landscapes. “Queer” often commonly linked to the LGBTQI+ culture, but can also be interpreted in a broader sense at the same time; for instance, in a transverse as well as resistant fashion to the norm and as a hybrid form.

 

The Queer Archive Festival is a celebration of all the things that bring us together as a community; a celebration of love and queer culture in all its forms. The queer experience is certainly a continuous struggle, yet our existence cannot be reduced to that, even though there are  gains derived from this very struggle which makes our community resilient, robust and creative. The queer experience is gratifying and is to be relished to the utmost.

 

The festival is powered by the creative platform “The Queer Archive” with the support of Onassis Stegi.

Αφοσιωμένο στην προώθηση των queer τεχνών και της queer κουλτούρας, καθώς και στη δημιουργία μιας ανοιχτής πλατφόρμας για την παρουσίαση έργων που προέρχονται από ένα ευρύ καλλιτεχνικό φάσμα, το The Queer Archive Festival στηρίζει εγχώριους ή μη καλλιτέχνες, τόσο καταξιωμένους όσο και ανερχόμενους, τα έργα των οποίων θίγουν, αφορούν ή αφορμώνται από θέματα που απασχολούν την queer κοινότητα, προτείνοντας νέες προσεγγίσεις ανθρώπινης εμπειρίας.

 

Ένα φεστιβάλ ανοιχτό και προσβάσιμο σε όλους, με ποικίλο πρόγραμμα πολυμεσικών εμπειριών, γίνεται σημείο συνάντησης για καλλιτέχνες, ακτιβιστές, επιμελητές, πολιτιστικούς χώρους και θεατές. Video εγκαταστάσεις, εκθέσεις, περίπατοι, workshops, masterclasses, διαδραστική τέχνη, performances και πολλά ακόμη σύγχρονα μέσα αποτελούν μέρος της δραστήριοτητας του. Υπογραμμίζοντας το ταλέντο, ενθαρρύνοντας τη δημιουργικότητα και στηρίζοντας προοδευτικές και ενδιαφέρουσες νέες προτάσεις στη σύγχρονη τέχνη, που αντικατοπτρίζουν την queer κουλτούρα του σήμερα, το The Queer Archive Festival φιλοδοξεί να δημιουργήσει ένα ζωηρό πυρήνα διαφορετικότητας και να ενισχύσει την κοινωνική αποδοχή και τη συμπερίληψη. 

 

Ο όρος “queer”, ο οποίος μέχρι και σήμερα προβάλλει σθεναρή αντίσταση στον αυστηρό προσδιορισμό του, αποτελεί μια ευρεία διατύπωση, η οποία περιλαμβάνει ομάδες πληθυσμού με παρόμοια χαρακτηριστικά φύλου και σεξουαλικής ταυτότητας  και συναφή βιώματα περιθωριοποίησης και κοινωνικού αποκλεισμού. Τόσο ο όρος, όσο και όλοι όσοι επιλέγουν να αυτοπροσδιορίζονται ως “queer” σήμερα, υπερβαίνουν και καθιστούν ασαφή τα όρια φύλου και σεξουαλικότητας που θέτουν οι κοινωνίες, κάνοντας χώρο και δημιουργώντας νέα, ενεργητικά και δραστήρια τοπία συλλογικής ύπαρξης. Ταυτόχρονα, o όρος μπορεί να λάβει και μία πιο ευρεία, υβριδική έννοια, συμπεριλαμβάνοντας οτιδήποτε αμφισβητεί, λοξοδρομεί και αντιστέκεται στη νόρμα.

 

Το The Queer Archive Festival είναι μία γιορτή όλων εκείνων που μας καθιστούν μία κοινότητα, μια γιορτή της queer κουλτούρας όπως αυτή εκφράζεται μέσα από κάθε μορφή τέχνης. Σαφώς η καθημερινότητα της queer κοινότητας χαρακτηρίζεται από διαρκή πάλη, όμως δεν περιορίζεται αποκλειστικά σε αυτό, ακόμα κι αν αυτή η πάλη αποδεικνύεται συχνά επωφελής, καθιστώντας την queer κοινότητα ανθεκτική, δυνατή και δημιουργική. Η queer ύπαρξη καθεαυτή είναι γεμάτη χαρά και αξίζει να την απολαμβάνουμε στο έπακρο.

To φεστιβάλ είναι μια πρωτοβουλία της πλατφόρμας The Queer Archive με την υποστήριξη της Στέγης του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση.

Creative director/Programmer: Konstantinos Menelaou 

Curators: Vassilia Kaga, Konstantinos Menelaou, Alex King, Ivan March, Menelas, Doreen Toutikian, Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Widmertheodoridis

Programme Assistant: Angeliki Kouroutzi 

Production Manager: Angelos Paschalidis 

Sponsorships: Helene Flodrops  

Creative Design: Unseen That 

Production Co-ordinator: Ilias Gkionis

Legal: Yiannis Papadopoulos

Kavla Fanzine Design: Yan Petris, A Project By    

Kavla Fanzine Editors: Konstantinos Menelaou, Vassilia Kaga
Press: Danai Vardali 

Poster photography: Kostis Fokas 

Poster design: Yan Petris 

info@thequeerarchive.com

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