"CABINET OF QUEERIOSITIES" by JULIUS PONCELET MANAPUL, TORONTO WORLD PRIDE 2014.
Saturday June, 21st to Friday June, 27th, 2014.
OPENING Saturday, June 21st, 7-10pm
The Cabinet of Queeriosities 2014 is a new body of work by Philippine-born, Toronto-based visual artist Julius Poncelet Manapul. This artistic intervention will be located at Studio 386 386 Ontario Street, just south-east of the Church Wellesley Village during WorldPride 2014. Spanning three spaces of first floor of the Edwardian building, The Cabinet of Queeriosities consists of installation, sculpture, video projection, digital art, and mixed media works which interrogate the artists experiences of racialized queerness using visual vocabularies culled from colonial and Indigenous cultures in the Philippines, abstracted gay pornography, and found everyday objects.
Curated by Filipina Canadian artist and scholar Marissa Largo, this intervention will include various events that aim to engage the public in conversations on representation and queerness in the age of globalization and diaspora. An artist/curator talk and guided tour will provide opportunities to consider the experiences of queers of colour in the midst of mainstream representations proliferated by the Internet and popular culture.
The inclusion of Manapuls work in this celebration of global queerness is important in communicating that queerness is not a universal experience, but it is mediated by race, class, culture, and other subjectivities. These are often unaccounted for by globalized discourses of queerness, which sometimes purport solidarity and pride at the expense of difference. Manapuls artistic intervention in WorldPride is an assertion of his experiences from the margins of the margin in the global city.
The Art of Julius Poncelet Manapul
Curated by Marissa Largo
WorldPride 2014 - Toronto
Monday to Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday, June 27th: 10am-5pm
Tuesday, June 24th, 3-4pm
Thursday, June 26th: 3-4pm
Friday, June 27th: 7-10pm
Many thanks to: Roy Richard,
Allen Zhang of Studio 386: email@example.com,
Christophe Poncelet, Neda Omidvar, Juliet Manapul, Chia Shin Koh, Eduardo Scatolin Palazzo, Glenn E. Morrison, Jackson Eidelberg, Louie De Leon, Shakil Salim