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Delhi Queer Pride '08 · QueerBeograd · The Nigah QueerFest '08 · THE NIGAH QUEERFEST '09


23 October to 1st November
Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Nigah is a queer collective that works on issues of gender and
sexuality. Based in Delhi, the group tries to create inclusive and safe queer spaces using media, training, and conversations.

The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and Nigah would like to
welcome you to the varied program of the Nigah Queerfest 2009.

The schedule includes:

Opening Night
Friday, October 23, 7.00 pm

Photography Exhibition “Fantasy”
Curated by Sunil Gupta
October 24 to November 1, 10am to 6pm

“Queer subcultures the world over have been the repository of
fantastical other lives. In the face of oppressive realities they have
famously responded by honing their powers of expressive
imagination; be it in language or dress codes. Images have played a very significant role in this. At times like now, post Article 377,
there is a shift in societal norms that empower us to make visible our desires. How would you visualize your queer fantasies? “ – Nigah

An Evening of Queer Performances
October 28, 7pm to 9 pm

The Nigah Queerfest presents an entertaining evening of varied queer performances. Performing artists will be: Sukesh Arora (Theatre), Gautam Bhan (Stand Up Comedy), Mandeep Raikhy (Dance), Pramada Menon (Stand Up Comedy), Sumathy (Music)

Presentation by Ins A Komminga
Followed by Panel Discussion – Ins A Komminga, Shivaji Pannikar & Sunil Gupta
October 29, 7 pm to 9 pm

Shivaji Pannikar speaks on the Need to create a Queer Discourse on
Indian Art; Ins A Komminga speaks of his_her experience as an intersex artist and Sunil Gupta presents the work of Queering the Lens. The three panelists bring together a range of meditations on how they think, speak and express desire, and battle against both internal and external hesitations and confinements while doing so.

Ins A Komminga is an German artist and intersex-activist. 1998 Ins got the diploma in free visual arts of the university for arts in Bremen, one year later a scholarship at the “Werkstatt Altena”. Since 2002 he_she attend at postgraduate study of the Tulane university Orleans. 2004 he_she was cofounder of the group 1-0-1 intersex.

For details on the above programs please visit website:
The Queerfest 23/10/09

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