The Cabinet of Queer Bodies
The Gabinet Salvador in the Institut Botànic de Barcelona holds a fascinating, prized collection of historical objects that are, however, largely unknown to the lay public. During his research, Agustín Ortiz Herrera had the opportunity to study some of these objects and to gain insights into their specific nature. These materials, these bodies, look back at us from a historical distance, as well as a physical remoteness forced on them by the display cases in which they are housed. Bodies of desire for knowledge, separated, alienated bodies, queer bodies. In this session led by the artist in the Gabinet Salvador itself, we will be reflecting on historical objects’ capacity for dissidence.
The artist Agustín Ortiz Herrera is organising a series of activities with a view to expanding his project Naming, possessing. Critique of the Practice of Taxonomy, selected for Barcelona Producció 2019-2020 in the research category.
Venue: Institut Botànic de Barcelona. Passeig del Migdia, s/n, 08038 Barcelona
Capacity: 15 people
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