See Through Café presents
When Art Becomes Activism
WHEN 18th May 2020, 1 pm
WHERE online on Rua Red social media, links below
With this conversation we are opening our See Through Cafe to a new geographic area. This time we can see Central Asia from the window of Rua Red Gallery. Our distinguished guest Georgy Mamedov will help us to explore more the gaps and bridges between art and activism.
As usual on Monday at espresso time from 1 pm.
Join this live See Through Café via Facebook or YouTube.
Meet the guest
Georgy Mamedov (1984), communist and LGBT activist, curator and educator based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He teaches history and theory of modern and contemporary art at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek and chairs the board of the leading Central Asian LGBT organization Labrys Kyrgyzstan. He currently works on the creation of transnational theoretical and activist platform Smychka focusing on dialectic materialist research and theorizing of body, gender and sexuality. Georgy co-authored and co-edited a number of publications including pioneer Russian language collection of feminist and queer sci-fi Utterly Other (Bishkek 2018), book Queer Communism is Ethics (Moscow 2016), and almanac Concepts of the Soviet in Central Asia (Bishkek 2016). In 2015, Mamedov was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters.