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Queer Intimacy and States of Emotion / Cross-Continental Friendships
May 29, 2019 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
SELF#2 by Telémachos Alexiou
Group Show Fundraiser/Art Sale curated by Telémachos Alexiou
Join us for a one-day fundraising exhibition combining works by established and emerging queer artists from Berlin and Los Angeles.
Exhibiting artists include: Ron Athey, Lucas Bihler, Cassils, Alex Chaves, Zackary Drucker, Spilios Gianakopoulos, Monilola Ilupeju, Young Joon Kwak, Eva Mitala, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Zander Porter, Elliot Reed, Spyros Rennt, Jason Al-Taan & Telémachos Alexiou.
Performances by Christopher Argodale and Tyler Matthew Oyer.
Curated by Greek filmmaker Telémachos Alexiou, this selection of work manifests Alexiou’s personal relationships with the artists, shedding light upon the intimate moments, struggles, pleasures and agonies of being queer in 2019. The exhibition’s curation is a love letter to the artists, intended to bridge the geographical distance, and emotional longing between continents.
Every artwork will be up for sale at a reduced price; all proceeds will be given to the artists, to a fund supporting Alexiou’s feature film projects (see below) and to HRLA. (Suggested donations at the door – $5-20.)
Half of the funds raised will support Telémachos Alexiou’s next feature film projects: The Voice Of An Angel and Emi’s Movie. The Voice Of An Angel is a European arthouse drama about a young Greek actor who is freed of his demons by metamorphosing into a drag persona of his iconic pop star mother. Emi’s Movie is a documentary about the life and work of visionary gallerist, muse, cultural producer, curator, yogini and writer Emi Fontana.
Co-hosted by Zak Stone.
Afterparty with DJs Buckmonster & Kevin Mcgarry
Doors at 7pm
Performance by Christopher Argodale: 7:30pm sharp
Performance by Tyler Matthew Oyer: 10:15pm
DJ sets: 10:30pm
Telémachos Alexiou was born on January 3, 1992 on the island of Evvia, Greece. During his childhood and teens he was trained as a ballroom dancer and won several titles nationally and internationally. At the age of 17 he moved to London, UK, to study Communications and Visual Culture and three years later to Berlin where he studied Film Theory at the Freie Universität Berlin and started working as a filmmaker and artist. His diverse body of work includes narrative feature films, media installations, performance art and photography. His work is characterized by a dreamy, surrealistic approach to every day experience and to notions such as identity, sexuality, repression and desire.