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London: Katarzyna Perlak

September 30, 2016 - October 5, 2016

Katarzyna Perlak, Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke


Katarzyna Perlak, Sellis Altinok, Matthew Beach, Hazel Brill, Alvaro Barrington, Rosemary Carr, Lanu Carvajal Varvaro, Diane Chappelley, Yorkson (Yimin Chen), Minyoung Choi, Francisca Coelho De Aires Mateus, Michela De Nichilo, Sam Derounian, Dominic Dispirito, Jeong-Won Eom, Naomi Fitzsimmons, Kimberley Harvey, Ismene King, Natalie Kynigopoulou, Yarli Allison, Sandra Lane, Hyojoo Lee, Georgina Lowbridge, Georgia Lucas, Liam Magee, Jocelyn McGregor, Robert Mead, Harriet Moore, Ziad Nagy, Panagiota Papakyriakou, , Anna Reading, James Rollo, Ourania Schoretsaniti, Lotte Scott, Greta Southworth Davies, Roza Horowitz, Lucian Strindberg Boyle, Dorus Tossijn, Woz, Fleur Yearsley, Jiyoung Yoo, Yorkson (Yimen Chen)
Katarzyna Perlak:

‘Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke’ work explores potentialities of queer utopias, while examining the relationship between history, “national values” and power structures. I revisited Eastern European folk traditions and whilst employing a contemporary reading I questioned why queer love has never been preserved and celebrated in the folk history.

I reclaim these stories and problematize how history is written and tradition is represented, often only to sustain the power structures that claim it ‘objective’. I encourage an experience of history as a discourse made out of multiple, overlapping and contesting narratives rather than a single, fixed entity.

The work  will be premiered on 30th September at the Slade Interim Show, London and shortly after it will be also shown in Stockholm, Sweden at the Stoff Festival 2016 (6th – 10th Oct).