The evening, taking place at an offsite location, is a new commission by Chisenhale Gallery, where the two London based artists have devised a theatrical script and musical score, in collaboration with local LGBTQ community members. The performance reflects on the phenomenon of ‘pinkwashing’, explained in the press release as the way LGBTQ rights are “used to market a so-called liberal attitude of tolerance, serving to further marginalise local minority groups within current anti-immigrant and Islamophobic discourses.”
van der Maaden, who works between London and Amsterdam, recently had a solo exhibition, the unutterable thing(2016) at Rowing. Perretta, who also works in London, recently exhibited at 5 percent CPH Art Week, Christianshavn Station, Copenhagen (2015). Both artists have previously shown together in Devotions at London’s MOT International (2015).
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