80S TO LATELY: A QUEER CELEBRATION
IN A NUTSHELL
Hussina Raja’s first solo exhibition inviting audiences to celebrate queer culture during PRIDE.
Based on her research with queer artists, using various mediums including film projections, photography and audio installations; the work shares with its audience intimate profiles of individuals who grew up amidst a defined decade in queer history of progress and setbacks, the 80’s. Juxtaposed alongside them are profiles of a current generation who represent what being queer is today through various interpretations and forms.
During the creative process, the artist ‘followed’ several of her subjects to develop a rapport that reflects in some way who they are and how they see themselves in an ever changing queer culture.
The exhibition reminisces over the creative explosion of the 80’s through those who were part of the BLITZ kids scene of subversive ‘New Romantics’, while simultaneously exploring the current queer scenes’ evolution through the eyes of a young, hip rebel community.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Open House is on Wednesday 15 June at 6pm. There will be readings and a performance by the artists who form the exhibition.
WHY DOES RICH MIX MATTER?
‘It’s a venue that is open to platforming an eclectic mix of art in an ever changing area to a diverse audience.’
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Please join us for an Open House on Wednesday 15 June at 6pm