Public program – Vaginal Davis: HOFPFISTEREI

The exhibition Vaginal Davis: HOFPFISTEREI continues at Index this summer, offering time and space to delve into Ms Davis’s trove of text material. What’s more, we are pleased to invite visitors to join us to participate in a rich and varied public program that perceives the exhibition as a site for research together with invited guests.

Extending throughout the exhibition period, the program creates multiple public moments for conversation, collective investigation and building discourse, with Ms Davis’s text production as the point of departure.

The first date of the public program is 14 June, when Samuel’s Gay Bar visits HOFPFISTEREI, on invitation by Mmabatho Thobejane. On 16 June, Mela Dávila Freire comes to Index for a talk on artists books. The public program continues all summer until the final event on Sunday 1 September with Simon Asencio, which is also the culmination of the summer course Text as artistic medium.

The full public program will be updated below, with further details to be announced.

14 June 18:00–20:00
Samuel’s Gay Bar visits HOFPFISTEREI
Iconic local gay bar visits HOFPFISTEREI. A text-based gathering-in-a-bar-that-is-actually-an-exhibition-that-is-actually-a-library.
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16 June 16:00–18:00
Mela Dávila Freire: Cruising by the Book – Vaginal Cream Davis’s queer publishing
Talk on artist books, and archival practices.
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23 August 18:00–20:00
Joshua Chambers-Letson
Lecture on Vaginal Davis’s text legacy.
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29 August, 13:00–18:00
Andria Nyberg Forshage and Ruby Nilsson
Performance + Lecture based on their ongoing research.
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31 August, 13:00–18:00
Munnen (Sara Kaaman, Tony Karlsson Savci, Jonny Chang, Michael Bekele), Bebe Books (Noam Youngrak Son) , Queerd zine bibliotek (Rasmus Clarke), and OCD / Hardworking Goodlooking (Clara Balaguer)
Presentations, conversations and workshops on independent infrastructures and dissemination of queer printed matter.
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1 September 14:00–16:00
Simon Asencio
Performance ‘Left / Write!’ building on the eponymous 1981 San Francisco symposium.
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Further dates to be announced for the following events:

Ibai Gorriti
Talk around safe spaces, collective situations