Museari: Aesthetics of Sexual Diversity

“Museari: Aesthetics of Sexual Diversity” is an art exhibition that offers a diverse landscape both as refer to artists and in terms of the techniques employed. It is a multifaceted perspective of what has been the exhibition activity during the first year of temporary exhibitions in Museari. Museu de l’Imaginari (www.museari.com).

The exhibition features one piece from each artist who has exhibited in the online environment www.museari.com from July 2015 to July 2016: Xavier Mollà, Reme Tomas, Amadeo Valldeperez, Rafa de Corral, Carme Vidal, Adolfo Siurana, Alex Meza, Nora Ancarola, Francesc Vera, Concha Daud, Pepe Miralles and Loli Soto.

Remember that the first exhibition in La Posta, with works of FIDEX GROUP took place in November 2014 and was organized within the activities of the International Congress of Art Education and Sexual Diversity, an initiative of the Institute of Creativity and Educational Innovations of the University of Valencia, that he had the collaboration of the Collective Lambda. Therefore, the theme of the defense of human rights and the visibility of the LGBT collective already has previous actions in La Posta Foundation.

On the other hand, the exhibition coincides with the news that the Supreme Court has raised before the Constitutional Court the possible unconstitutionality of the law that excluding young people under gender reassignment (by changing name and sexual identity). The news is even more important because, being minors, gender reassignment would occur without modifying the physical conditions in order to adapt to gender claimed, by application of sex reassignment surgery. Untying the gender respect of physical characteristics, particularly the genitals, now is a desirable horizon in the struggle for equality transsexuals.

Amadeo Valldeperez, "Escena de matrimoni" Amadeo Valldepérez, “Escena de matrimoni”

Museum. Museu de l’Imaginari is an online museum, a permanent institution, non-profit, serving the society and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits its heritage. The main objectives of Museari are promoting art education and history as key instruments for the defense of human rights, with special emphasis on respect for sexual diversity.

Museari. Museu de l’Imaginari and La Posta Foundation have signed an institutional collaboration agreement to facilitate cooperation between the two entities in the field of programming cultural activities related to contemporary art and the defense of sexual diversity. For the benefit of this cooperation, the parties to the agreement undertake to schedule a joint annual activity. The format are temporary exhibitions of works by contemporary artists at the headquarters of La Posta Foundation from funds pieces from the collection or temporary exhibitions of Museari. As a follow-exposure the Museari Awards institutions and individuals who have excelled in the defense of sexual diversity through arts education and history will be granted. The set of planned activities will always be in the line of defense of human rights and sexual diversity.

During the time that will be mounted the exhibition are planned a series of activities and events, in collaboration with the Collective Lambda.

1.- Thursday 16 June 2016, 20:00h. Opening of the exhibition “Museari: Aesthetics of Sexual Diversity”, in the space of La Posta Foundation (Pintor Fillol, 2, Valencia)

2.- Thursday, 23 June 2016, 20:00h. Guided visit to the exhibition by the Collective Lambda, and Germán Navarro Espinach Conference on “Trans Visibility in History”

3.- Thursday 7 July 2016, 20:00h. Colloquium with artists, educators, journalists and activists LGTB

4.- Thursday, 14 July 2016, 20:00h. Celebrating first anniversary of Museari. Delivery of MUSEARI 2016 Awards:

- Luis Noguerol (for their important work on behalf of LGBT groups from Lambda and Culturama)

- Chrysallis (for his work on behalf of families with minor trans)

- Urko Cat (for their theoretical reflections from the university and their artistic contributions)

End the event with a performance of Urko Cat. And then a celebratory dinner at a nearby place to La Posta.