//ART

Healing, a queer story

       By Oumaima, Moroccan and Egyptian photographer

Monday to Friday   16th - 21st  August 

Venue: 101 Democracy Festival 

“Healing, a queer stroy” is a series of self-portraits that tells the story of healing, self-love and artistic creation. It is an expression of love through photography, love of self, body and spirit. The story of a lens, a body and a mind. An attempt to heal the traumas, heartaches and life issues of a queer racialized person. 

“The camera was my therapist and my body was my enemy. I was not accepting my body and my camera allowed me to accept and love it. I tried to bring out my anxiety, melancholy and despair through photography.” 

LGBT+ Denmark and the Global Queer Volunteers are the main partners for this exhibtion.

 

Corona, Ready to Wear

     By Diva Bana, Transgender Fashion designer and artist

Monday to Friday   16th - 21st  August 

Venue: 101 Democracy Festival 

From darkness we see light, from despair we follow hope, and in difficult circumstances we challenge ourselves to find relief. The creative minds always crave for creations, even in the times when everything literally goes into lock down due to pandemic. Diva Baba took Corona as a challenge and developed concepts and translated them into pieces of art and fashion. While living in an asylum center, when the process of her asylum case became even lazier, she spent her time creating art and embracing periods of isolation to create high fashion with political slogans.

LGBT+ Denmark and the Global Queer Volunteers are the main partners for this exhibtion.

 

Poster Exhibition

     By Shahnawaz Memon, Pakistani artist, graphic designer and Aks team

Monday to Friday   16th - 21st  August 

Venue: 101 Democracy Festival 

Aks International Festival is known for its visual identity and artwork. Every year the festival team and the artist, Shahnawaz Memon, brainstorm the festival poster that should represent and give prominence to the festival’s main goal of minority representation. The word “Aks” means “reflection or mirror” in Urdu, and the Aks festival aims to hold up a metaphorical mirror to the minorities with the aim of improving their visibility. The Aks festival makes sure to send out this message through it’s artwork, posters and digital/ physical promotional materials. To mark our 5th anniversary in Copenhagen, we will showcase our present and past posters.

Aks Festival is this year exhibiting their posters during an art exhibition displaying art from the SWANA region and East Africa, organised together with LGBT+ Denmark and the Global Queer Volunteers.