19-5-2023 - 18-6-2023

Galeria Labirynt | Plaza

About the exhibition

The “Studio of Diversity” project is an exhibition that aims to showcase the value and pride of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. On a daily basis, our community faces a wave of criticism, disdain and diminishment. It is also linked to a hard history full of discrimination, misunderstanding and a fight for equal rights that is still ongoing.

Exhibition opening:
When: 19/05/2023 (Friday), 6:00 p.m.
Where: Azyl Library (former Galeria Labirynt | Plaza), ul. Lipowa 13, Lublin (entrance from ul. Ofiar Katynia)
Accessibility: The exhibition is held on the ground floor in a space free from architectural barriers. Exhibition opening interpreted into Ukrainian, interpreter: Volodymyr Dyshlevuk.
On display: until 18/06/2023 (Tue–Sat: 1:00–6.00 p.m.; Sun: 12:00–7:00 p.m.)
Admission: free

The video works presented at the exhibition feature individuals from the local, Lublin-based LGBTQ+ community talking about their own perspective of being part of the Queer world. As part of the process, individuals have been invited to present a message they would like to share with the rest of society.
The video works are accompanied by posters made in relation to the recordings and the people’s statements. The author of the posters is Aleksandra Przebirowska.

At 7:00 p.m., after the opening, we would like to invite you to a lecture on self-acceptance and love, given by Emanuela Lewandowska.

Michal Cisek (he/him) – professionally EDI Analyst. Since childhood, he has always been passionate about horror films such as “Alien”, “The Thing” and “The Descent”. Nothing has changed in this regard. He loves travelling, has completed four Erasmus exchanges, and has over 20 countries on his travel list. For some time now, he has been trying to work for the LGBTQ+ community. In the future, he plans to open his own association in Lublin supporting this community.
Aleksandra Przebirowska – graphics is her profession and her way of expressing herself. In her projects, she experiments with collage, image deformation and optical illusion. As a queer person, she uses art to visualise all the emotions and feelings she experiences.

Emanuela Lewandowska (hx/hxm) – vice-President of the Signs of Equality Federation, an association of organisations working for the benefit of LGBTQIAP+ people, member of the Equal Treatment Council at the City Hall in Kraków. Hx co-runs the Kraków Equality Centre “DOM EQ”, an accessible and safe queer DIY space run by the community for the community. Lewandowska educates about queer, non-binary and activist self-care, designs cultural activities for the LGBTQIAP+ community with arts and cultural institutions. Professionally, hx writes, does responsive marketing and cultural outreach. Privately, Lewandowska loves reservoirs, vegetable markets, collecting old things nice in a non-obvious way, vegan standing in pots and her cat, Kluska.

The “We Make Lublin Queer” project has received funding from the European Cultural Foundation as part of The Europe Challenge 2022–2023 programme.






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