Learn Togetherness III

The Learn Togetherness program by Kolkata Centre for Creativity celebrates the Pride month through art and cultural reflections of artists and performers from the LGBTIQKA++ community and its allies in India. After two vibrant and eventful editions, KCC announces the third edition of Learn Togetherness (2023), curated by noted interdisciplinary artist Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee

Learn Togetherness Program aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to queer artists, artivists, and performers. In turn, it fosters connections between the community through the exchange and sharing of artistic skills, exhibitions, public screenings, performances, and panel discussions.

Dates: 24th June - 05th July, 2023
Venue: 4th Floor, KCC 
Time: 11 AM to 7 PM

In the 2023 edition of Learn Togetherness, the theme What is in our gait? The Performative and Queer features selected responses and opinions that addresses the aspect of the performative (if any) in the LGBTIQKA++ community. What does it mean to be performative? Is it a dialogue? A form of struggle against the heteronormative? A tool for the queer token? A form of being and behaving that is common to all, including the heteronormative?    

What is in our gait? The Performative and Queer

The theme invites one – irrespective of their sexual preferences - to identify, decode, explore, and discuss the omnipresent existence of the ‘performative’ through the queer lens. LGBTIQKA++ is a living movement with a rich history — constantly disrupting accepted notions of gender and questioning the traditional knowledge system. Queer performativity plays a key role in reshaping mainstream ideas while simultaneously breaking definitive boundaries.

The attributes of the performative are celebrated, desired, and behaviorally incubated within the queer spectrum. However, sheer identity mockery triggered by precarious orthodox ideas and myths prevails within the general mass. 

The selected Visual artists and Performance artists' works acknowledge and portray the potentially performative and transformational emotions of varied representations of diverse gender and sexual identities. 
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