July 10th, to November 6th 2020
Study Centre (CED), Level 0

Free entrance

On Riots, Grief and Parties widens our understanding of the history of sexual dissent and racialised activisms through archives, interviews, documents, videos and other materials. The exhibition traces an alignment of key moments in feminist culture, the LGBTIQ+ and sexual dissidences by focusing on a variety of queer identities, parties, sex, civil rights and strategies of resistance to oppression

Featured in this project are powerful examples of social activism, including historical material from the 1970s to the present, rarely seen documents of resistance, unpublished material produced specifically for the exhibition, archives, interviews, legal documents, press cuttings, videos, letters, photographs and ephemeral material such as fanzines, stickers and flyers. For the selection we have addressed affection, memories, bodies and the territory as the core for the construction of public cultures of sexual dissent in Barcelona. In this sense, the exhibition has given way to a series of works, projects and documents produced by collectives, individuals and voices seeking to represent historical experiences and their links to the present. 

Research Group of MACBA 2019–20 Independent Studies Programme. Coordinated by Lucía Egaña. Members: Luna Acosta, Carolina Campos, Eduardo Carrera R, Joana Castella, Margherita Fabbri, Henrique Lukas, Lizette Nin, Lucila Prestach, Eugenia Salama, Julia Salgueiro, Jorge Sánchez, Julia Tealdi, Claudia Ventola. 

Participants: Ana G Aupi, Rosa Almirall (Transit), Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, Arrels Fundació, Kenza Benzidan, Ca La Dona, Casal Lambda - CDAF, Desirée Cascales Xalma, Maria Chatzi, Antonio Centeno, Centre LGTBI de Barcelona, Centro de Documentación de Movimientos Sociales Mercè Grenzner – Can Batlló, Bruno Cimiano, Bruno Crocianelli, Frau Diamanda, Xavi Dua, Lludy Fortune, Natalia Gima, Emilie Hallard, Tania Irias, Imprenta Colectiva Can Batlló, Stéphane Mathé, Julien Merienne, Gimnàs social Sant Pau, Mariana Paschoal, Linda Porn, Tania Quintana (Metzineres), Afra Rigamonti, Aura Roig (Metzineres), Sabrina Sánchez, Vinicius Sassine, Elena-Urko (Post-Op), Nacho Uzcategui, Blanca Valdivia (Punt6). 

I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
Jean-Michel Basquiat