Queer Art Festival Queer Forever! 2015

Queer Art Festival Queer Forever! 2015

Queer Art Festival Queer Forever 2015 poster

Queer Art Festival Queer Forever! 2015: 09 Dec 2015 – 03 Jan 2016
Nhà Sàn Collective, Goethe Insitut, ATK
(See detailed program below)

From Queer Festival 2015:

We are delighted to invite you to our queer art festival Queer Forever! 2015, which takes place from Dec. 9th 2015 to Jan. 3rd 2016 in Hanoi.

Like the first time, the opening ceremony is dedicated to cinema, with a screening of “CHƠI VƠI / ADRIFT” (2009) – an award winning film by director Bùi Thạc Chuyên. Watching this film again, it is fascinating to observe how people and their relationships have escaped categorization by heteronormative or LGBT films. Please stay after the screening to meet renowned film director and author of “CHƠI VƠI / ADRIFT”‘s script: Phan Đăng Di.

On the weekend of Dec. 11th – 12th, Nicole Martine Lewis is making HÀ NỘI KINGS workshop. She would like to invite people who want to perform, to play, both on stage and in their everyday life, with men’s clothing and appearance. The workshop opens with screening of “Venus Boyz” – a documentary about drag king performers. We hope that this film followed by the next day’s workshop will start discussions about the art of drag, gender and performance. The Queer Disco at CAMA ATK right after the workshop on Dec. 12th will await HÀ NỘI KINGS!

The opening night of “ĐI XUYÊN // CROSSING” – an exhibition by artist Gabby Miller is taking place on Dec. 13th. The artist has been making new works during and after a long journey. In August, she departed from Oakland, USA for Xiamen, China on an ocean ship filled with thousands of empty containers. On its way back, the ship would carry goods and products produced in Asia. On this ship, Gabby followed one of the crossing roads of globalized economy, where products, capital and power flow and move freely, across all boundaries.

Video "eclipse / nhật thực" by artist Việt Lê
Video “eclipse / nhật thực” by artist Việt Lê

The video “eclipse / nhật thực” by artist Việt Lê is a portraiture of an intimate encounter of Hanoians with other places, time and sounds of the city. They become artists, dancers, friends, actors and actresses, lovers, and perform in rooms full of things that belong to the past, with the sounds of an old song by Đại Lâm Linh. The opening night of “heARTbreak!” by Việt Lê is taking place on Dec. 26th.

In tradition with the first festival, a series of talks, panel discussions will be carried out during QFF, around the topics of queer culture in the past and now. We will talk about places that might not exist anymore, about stories we say to make friends and acquaintances, about words we bend to express our love, intimacy or sadness. We invite you to come and meet Phan Đăng Di, Trương Quế Chi, Đinh Thị Nhung, Hoàng Tùng Lâm, Liễu Anh Vũ, Vũ Đức Việt, Dương Mạnh Hùng, Nguyễn Anh Dũng – people who are part of queer culture in Việt Nam, or in America – with our special guest Robert Ostertag.

On Dec. 20th we are inviting sellers, buyers, makers, traders, passer-bys to come to our Queer Forever LOVE ART Market. We hope for more queer creativity and labor to connect, more queer encounters to happen.

Queer Forever! 2015’s program

WEDNESDAY 9/12/2015
OPENING CEREMONY OF QUEER FOREVER! 2015
16h00 – Goethe-Institut Hanoi
Discussion: Urban spaces and gay male bodies in Vietnamese cinema
Presentation: Nguyễn Quốc Thành. Moderation: curator, film critique Trương Quế Chi
Language: English, Vietnamese

Adrift
Adrift

18h30 – Goethe-Institut Hanoi
Screening of CHƠI VƠI/ Adrift (dir. Bùi Thạc Chuyên, 2009, 110 min.)
Q&A with filmaker Phan Đăng Di author of film script. Moderation: Nguyễn Quốc Thành
Language: English, Vietnamese

FRIDAY 11/12/2015
18h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Workshop HÀ NỘI KINGS day 1
Discussion about the art of drag king in “Venus boyz” – a documentary film about drag king performers
Moderation: Nicole Martine Lewis
Language: English, Vietnamese

SATURDAY 12/12/2015
13h30 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Workshop HÀ NỘI KINGS day 2
Practice of drag king with Sexy Galexy (aka Lexi Leigh – Australia) via skype
Moderation: Nicole Martine Lewis
by register only: Hanoi Kings <[email protected]>
Language: English, Vietnamese

20h00 – CAMA ATK
Queer Disco

SUNDAY 13/12/2015
18h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Opening night of “CROSSING/ĐI XUYÊN” – an exhibition by artist Gabby Miller
The exhibition will be open until: 3/1/2016

Crossing/Đi xuyên - Gabby Miller
Crossing/Đi xuyên – Gabby Miller

FRIDAY 18/12/2015
18h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Talk: “ABC LGBTIQ and ME” – queer history and how LGBT is translated across the world
Nguyễn Quốc Thành talk to experimental music composer, performer, electronic music instrument builder,
journalist, activist, prof. Robert Ostertag
Language: English, Vietnamese
Presentation of Tuyền Từ Quêêr – a Vietnamese queer pocket lexicon by artist Gabby Miller

SUNDAY 20/12/2015
10h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Queer Forever LOVE ART Market
Pop-up shopping stall booking:
Tùng Lâm: 0168 804 4501, www.facebook.com/Qforeverfestival

SATURDAY 26/12/2015
18h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Opening night of “heARTbreak!” – a photography and video exhibition by artist Việt Lê
The exhibition will be open until: 3/1/2016

19h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Panel discussion: Top, bottom, blouse, gym bottom, what else? All you can ask about gay men’s sex life
Panelists: Hoàng Tùng Lâm – community health activist, Liễu Anh Vũ – LGBT civil rights activist, Dương Mạnh Hùng, women and children rights, queer activist. Moderation: Nguyễn Quốc Thành
Language: Vietnamese

SUNDAY 27/12/2015
16h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Panel discussion: Đạo Mẫu/ Mother Goddess religion in Vietnamese queer culture
Panelists: curator, queer activist Đinh Thị Nhung; doctor of medicine, researcher on sexuality and Mother Goddess medium Vũ Đức Việt, writer, author of autobiography “Bóng/Shadow” Nguyễn Anh Dũng. Moderation: Dương Mạnh Hùng – women and children rights, queer activist.
Language: Vietnamese

19h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Talk: The curatorial approach to “The Cabinet” exhibition
Nguyễn Quốc Thành talks to queer activist Đinh Thị Nhung, the curator of the exhibition “The Cabinet” on the life of queer people in Viet Nam.
Language: Vietnamese

SUNDAY 3/1/2016
CLOSING OF QUEER FOREVER! 2015
16h00 – Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi Creative City
Talk: Queer spaces and legends in Hanoi in the 1980s-1990s
Nguyễn Quốc Thành talks to writer, author of autobiography “Bóng/Shadow” Nguyễn Anh Dũng
Language: Vietnamese

For more information, you can contact via email:[email protected] or telephone Lê Thuận Uyên: 0985870316

All information of the festival will be updated at:
www.facebook.com/Qforeverfestival, queerforever.org

Addresses:
Nhà Sàn Collective, 15th floor, Hanoi Creative City Bldg, no 1 Lương Yên st., Hà Nội.
Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58, Nguyễn Thái Học, Hà Nội.
CAMA ATK, 73A Mai Hắc Đế, Hà Nội

The queer art festival Queer Forever! 2015 is organized by Queer Forever!, Nhà Sàn Collective, Goethe-Institut Hanoi, Nicole Martine Lewis, Hà nội Queer, CAMA ATK and has received generous supports from Hanoi Creative City, Chula, SINE store. Communication partners: &ofotherthings www.andofotherthings.com và Hanoi Grapevine hanoigrapevine.com

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