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New Museum announces Museum as Hub. Carlos Motta. We Who Feel Differently

The New Museum in New York presents Museum as Hub.Carlos Motta. We Who Feel Differently, on view May 16–September 9, 2012.

Carlos Motta, Our Hand, from “We Who Feel Differently,” 2011. Project sketch. Courtesy the artist.

“Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently” is a multipart project—featuring an exhibition, a two-day symposium, and Thursday night events—that explores the idea of sexual and gender “difference” after four decades of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning politics. The project seeks to propose a queer “We” that values difference over sameness and that clears ground for greater personal freedoms in our present and future. Conceived as a platform to engage issues of contemporary queer culture, the exhibition for the Museum as Hub at the New Museum features a series of new sculptures and prints. Furthermore, a video installation, based on fifty interviews with an international and intergenerational group of LGBTIQQ academics, activists, artists, politicians, researchers, and radicals, situates current discussions of equality within the frameworks of citizenship and democracy. The project draws from Motta’s evolving database documentary that addresses the history and development of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning movements, proposing difference as a position for alliance-building, solidarity, and self-determination.

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