Queer/Cuir: Gender, Sexuality and the arts in the Americas
British Council El Alto Publication Launch Event
£8 Included in admission to Rise Showcase
Queer/Cuir: Gender, sexuality and the arts in the Americas
British Council’s El Alto magazine launch
Join us at the launch of El Alto, the British Council’s new magazine about arts in the Americas: a biannual publication about the best and most innovative cultural practices from this region.
This first issue is a partnership with Outburst and focuses on issues of gender, sexuality and the arts. It builds on the last four years of collaboration between Outburst and queer art producers, activists, artists, curators and projects in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, the US and Venezuela. This stunning new publication showcases some of the people we’ve been working with, as well as some leading academic and artistic voices in this growing space.
Edited by Natalia Mallo, Pablo Rosselló and Ruth McCarthy, and presented in Spanish and English, the magazine features a series of artist profiles and projects from 13 countries, as well as academic,photographic and critical essays. A wide diversity of languages and expressions shows the power of queer and marica creation in this territory, as well as the potential of art when combined with activism
in the struggle for civil rights and visibility. Join us to hear from some of the artists and contributors and pick up your copy of the publication, free with admission to the Rise Music Showcase after El Alto launch.
The Outburst Americas Collective is Simone Harris (Jamaica), Lisa Kerner (Argentina), Natalia Mallo (Brazil), Leho de Sosa (Uruguay) and Ruth McCarthy (N. Ireland).