30-6-2023 - 23-9-2023
Galeria Labirynt | Plaza
About the exhibition
The exhibition offers a glimpse into the everyday life of transgender people and their individual yet unifying experience of gender identity. It takes up the idea of unfettered freedom and aims to deconstruct the heteronormative system. It also questions traditional cultural roles, which include behaviour, gestures and emotional expression. It is also a manifesto of our existence. In realising it, we wanted to and have emphasised the participation of social minorities in the co-creation of history. We also want to change the way transgender individuals see themselves and make them feel proud of who they are. – Ariel
When: 30/06/2023 (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. One of the films in the exhibition may be unfriendly to people with sensory hypersensitivity. There is a heavily flashing light in the work. Exhibition opening interpreted into Ukrainian, interpreter: Volodymyr Dyshlevuk. No English interpretation.
On display: until 23/09/2023 (Tue–Sat: 1:00–6.00 p.m.)
Artists: Adi / Adrian Wasilewski, Anastas Krusińska, Ariel Michalak, Daniel Kajda, Fokus, Iskra, Karolina Zorya Jazgarska, Val Ziółkowski, Luka Vivi Starr Alice, Niko Leon Szymura, Sasha, Simona Kasprowicz, Wincent
Creating the exhibition was a process. During the regular meetings, each person in the group was able to express themselves. This was facilitated by the rules adopted in the group based on dialogue and lack of censorship. The reflections of the individuals are a manifesto and a commentary on the works presented at the exhibition. The people you meet are at different stages – both of gender correction and of their own knowledge of legal and social procedures. Through this fluidity between experiences, we get to know different perspectives based on age, family and social acceptance, material or health situation. The exhibition features the work of young people, between the ages of 14 and 28, living in Lublin. Despite the fact that each of them has heard from society the words “Don’t make it up, you’ll get over it anyway”, they all know perfectly well who they are and what they feel. – Filip
Polish, Ukrainian, Polish Sign Language
Adi / Adrian Wasilewski, Anastas Krusińska, Ariel Michalak, Daniel Kajda, Fokus, Iskra, Karolina Zorya Jazgarska, Val Ziółkowski, Luka Vivi Starr Alice, Niko Leon Szymura, Sasha, Simona Kasprowicz, Wincent
24-8-2023 - 10-9-2023