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QUEER ART(ISTS) NOW @ Archive Gallery

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The  QUEER ART (ISTS) NOW  show is coming to London this Thursday (12 October) and I am very proud to say that Moonlight, one of the photographs part of the ongoing project "Boy In Amber, a tale of love and death and good and evil", will be part of it. 

The show - put together by Andrew Ellerby of And What? Queer Arts Festival and Richard Dodwell of the queer independent press Pilot Press - will feature over 50 artists, performers, writers and makers in a salon-style exhibition, offering a contemporary view on queer art practice in the United Kingdom and, according to Dodwell, "wants to be an unofficial counterpart to the Tate Britain’s Queer British Art show" happened few months ago.

The exhibition will take place from Friday 13 till Sunday 15 October at ARCHIVE GALLERY in the light and spacious vaults of the former Hackney archives, near Haggerston Overground. There will be a private view on 12 October from 6pm open to anyone. I hope I'll see you there!

MOONLIGHT  | London, 2017  Image © Fabio Forin

MOONLIGHT | London, 2017 Image © Fabio Forin

L I M / N A L @ the Gallery Cafe

Last week opened my first solo exhibition in London. It's called L I M / N A L and will be on until the end of April at THE GALLERY CAFE in Bethnal Green. 

The show brings together photographs I took between 2009 and 2016 - predominantly in London, New York and the Middle East - and wants to document the "movement of a man though the last decade of his life" . 

The term "liminal" gained popularity in the late 60s through the writings of anthropologist Victor Turner. It is derived from the Latin limen, which means "threshold" - the bottom part of a doorway that must be crossed when entering a building. 

The Oxford English Dictionary defines "liminal" as "relating to the transitional or initial stage of a process" and, in his studies of rituals, Turner used it to define that moment in which something, somebody, or somewhere was in a state of transition between two defined states. 

Each photograph - along with poems, bits of dialogue or quotes by people who inspired me - is like a diary entry of my life after I moved to London when I was twenty-four and wants to reflect on the natural experience of growing up in which social relationships begin, change and end with the world in a constant flux. 

Even though my work is strongly autobiographical, after curating L I M / N A L I realised that my main preoccupation is to represent something which, despite being unrepresentable, is yet shared by all of us: in such an improvised dance that life is, we are all wearing dancing shoes, all moving through time. 

Here's a quick preview of what you'll find at the Gallery Cafe: