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<nettime> "Another SPORT is Possible ? ! ." exhibition+program of QueerSport.LAB @Gallery Nova, Zagreb, CROATIA

On the occasion of the Zagreb Pride 2012, within olympic year, during
the European football championship and actuality of topics relating to
sport discrimination, qSPORT in collaboration with artists and
initiatives that work in the field of sport and LGBTQ issues -
organizes an international exhibition and a program of workshops,
discussions and screenings in the Gallery Nova.

PRESS RELEASE: http://goo.gl/8AKBW

"Another SPORT is Possible ? ! ."
@Gallery Nova, Zagreb, CROATIA
(12-17/06/2012, Galerija Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb)

+ QueerSport.LAB with program:
12/06/2012 - 18:30 Queering Sport - workshop: qSPORT & co.
14/06/2012 - 18:30 Trans x Sport - screenings +skype-in: Tom Weller
17/06/2012 - 14:00 QS Brunch - screening âJustinâ doc. +skype-in: Juliet Jacques

Tom Weller (Berlin, Germany), http://www.tom-weller.de/
Jason Hall (Brighton, UK), http://www.outlinegallery.com/
Åeljko BlaÄe (Zagreb, Croatia), http://zeljko.blace.name/

Boxing Girls / Boxing Queers (Berlin, Germany), http://www.boxgirls.org/
The Justin Campaign (Brighton, UK), http://www.thejustincampaign.com/
qSPORT (Zagreb, Croatia), http://www.qsport.info/

_individual contributors:
Alex Brahim - curator and critic (Barcelona, Spain)
Juliet Jacques - critic and co-founder of The Justin Campaign (Brighton, UK)
Karmen RatkoviÄ - social activist and educator in arts (Zagreb, Croatia)
Vesna VukoviÄ - curator and producer in arts (Zagreb, Croatia)

_from the introduction text to exhibition:
- Contemporary sport (hypercompetitive, commercialized,
institutionalized, politicized...) is often perceived uncritically -
especially as a mechanism of capitalist ideology and in its capacity
of a globalizer/normalizer of societies. It is equally a source of
countless traumatic, stressful and frustrating experiences for (queer)
youth, (trans) individuals and others who challenge or do not fit its
existing norms. If Sport (as Art) can be considered a laboratory and a
contested site, then it is potentially one of the largest domains for
social, cultural and political experimentation, but also innovation in
contemporary societies...
- This exhibition and the QueerSport.LAB program is part of a broader
international creative inquiry into tensions between Sport and
LGBT/Queer realities. Artists and communities presented here with
their works and documentation point to some of many tangents in which
creative engagement can work against the normativity of sport through
queer expression. Though physically far apart, contextually
constrained and of different methodologies and operational networks,
all share a common understanding of sport as a context that is neither
fixed nor given, but one that needs constant claiming and
self-organizing and most of all, imagining viable alternatives.

_supported by:
Ministry of Culture of Croatia and City of Zagreb

_thanks to:
Multimedijalni institut http://www.mi2.hr/
Heinrich Boell Stiftung - Hrvatska http://www.Boell.hr/
PhD Arts http://www.PhDArts.eu/
â and individuals:
Myriam Van Imschoot, Sher Doruff, Jose Begega,
Kat Bowman, Dejan Åkaljac,
Tomislav Medak, Nenad RomiÄ, Dejan KrÅiÄ...

_all events in Gallery Nova are co-oragnized by:
WHW - what, how and for whom - http://www.whw.hr/
AGM - http://www.agm.hr/

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