We as no one else know that LGBTQ rights movement is important page in the history but what about this think those who illustrate the historical processes? Who is up to decide which moments and trends in society’s development must be displayed at the museums?
MUSEUM DAY- it is a one day of the Festival, when we want to talk about LGBT history and
representation of this subject at the museums and galleries of Sweden and Russia. As a part of
Museum day, QueerFest together with Institute of Sweden and Consulate of Sweden invite you to visit the opening of exhibition “ARTICLE ONE’ (Curator Ulf Petersson) with discussion and debate.
|10.00 Meeting with curators
17.00 Discussion “Difficult issues in Traditional museum”
DISCUSSION “TRICKY SUBJECTS AT THE TRADITIONAL MUSEUM”
Art Space "Taiga", Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya 20
We will discuss roles of the museums and cultural centers as a space providers for expression of
various points of view on history and will try to answer questions such as:
- How do cultural institutions work with such the tricky subjects of modern society as ,
human rights, gender roles an identities?
- Who is up to decide, whose history should be displayed at the museums? Are the
museums liable to display the history of each and every one?
and other questions.
Discussion is initiated by the "ARTICLE 1" project.
“Article one” is a touring exhibition from some of Sweden’s more prominent museums, with accounts of the history and contemporary life of LGBT-persons. In association Stockholm Pride the exhibition was inaugurated in Stockholm at Europride 2008.
After being displayed at Baltic Pride in Riga 2009, in Belgrade, Serbia, we now have the pleasure of presenting the exhibition in St Petersburg.
THE PROJECT IS CARRIED OUT WITH SUPPORT OF THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE AND OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF SWEDEN IN ST. PETERSBURG.