Sant Sebastià. From the icon to the myth (V): Learning from a martyr. From the victim to empowerment in LGTBIQ cultures
Lecture by Juan Vicente Aliaga
- Date: January 18, 2018
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Space: Auditori
- Free activity
Es Baluard develops the “Sant Sebastià. From the icon to the mite “an activity that takes place within the framework of the Sant Sebastià festival, patron saint of the city and whose objective is to focus a debate centered on the lines of research and contemporary thinking on gender and transgender.
The cycle is an initiative that starts from the different approaches of contemporary language and thought on the iconography of this saint, which have been developed over time and which still need a revision today.
On this occasion, the museum invites Juan Vicente Aliaga to reflect on these issues from a lecture entitled “Learning from a Martyr”. From the victim to empowerment in LGTBIQ cultures. As he points out, “the heterocentric order deploys its power through all kinds of operations and practices that have the purpose of repressing, annulling, making invisible those who show their difference. Shame is one of the most effective instruments to paralyze the reprobate; also the use of abusive language seeks to assault and demonize by reducing the discordant individual, even though he is not aware of his dissidence, to passivity and silence. To break precisely that silence has been the strategy of collectives and artists who, from gay and queer approaches, have made visual and artistic culture a weapon of resistance “.
Juan Vicente Aliaga, is professor of Theory of modern and contemporary art at the Universitat Politècnica de València. Her work has focused on feminist, gender and queer studies, paying attention to the cultural, artistic and political representations of diversity and sexual singularity. He also develops his teaching work around the importance of micropolitics and the contributions of intercultural, postcolonial and decolonial studies.
He is the author of Disobediences, dissident bodies and subverted spaces in art in Latin America and Spain: 1960-2010, Madrid, Egales, 2014; From the Maghreb to the Mashreq. Artistic and geopolitical dialogues on North Africa, the Middle East and the Islamic world, Murcia, Cendeac, 2012; Phallic order. Androcentrism and gender violence in the artistic practices of the 20th century (Madrid, Akal, 2007).
He has curated exhibitions such as: Gina Pane. Intersections, Musac, León, 2016; Paz Errázuriz, Mapfre Foundation, Madrid, 2015; Sad weapons Josep Renau and Martha Rosler before the war, Valencia, IVAM, 2015; Feminist Genealogies in Spanish Art: 1960-2010, Musac, León, 2012, Claude Cahun, Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2011; The Virreina. Center de la Imatge, Barcelona, 2011; The Art Institute, Chicago, 2012.