Queer art after Orlando redefines gender and sexual identities
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AFTER ORLANDO MASSACRE, QUEER ART TAKES A POLITICAL TURN
While stereotypical images of queer culture have long frustrated Zelony-Mindell, the dehumanization he describes is all the more troubling in the wake of what is perhaps the most explicit act of anti-LGBTQ violence in our time — this past June’s massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were killed because they were at a space for celebrating queer identities
Source: The Intercept
Ramblings of an Iranian Wino
"Oh, how I longed for my Iran then. Smudging the smooth page with my bony fingers, I resigned myself to the whims of the daughter of the vine. Watching her essence tumble back and forth in my glass, it took on a new shade and tinge. An old friend, I thought, relishing her notes on my tongue. That ruddy elixir was my birthright as an Iranian; I was no mere bacchante. I had been baptised with fire and wine – yea, it had long coursed through my veins."
Artist Reimagines The World Map Based On Donald Trump’s Prejudices
Graphic artist Yanko Tsvetkov has created a beautifully backhanded map of the Earth, corresponding to the offensively warped worldview of Donald Trump. Feast your eyes on the best kind of political art there is.
A still from Mohamed Khan's Omar's Journey Tips from the culture desk: A new arts season warming up
As well as these film, music and art tips, you can also make a visit to the three-venue art exhibition Roznama 5 in Cairo, or catch Ahmed El Attar's recent satirical play The Last Supper, which is playing again at the American University in Cairo's Falaki Theater from September 22 to 26.
Source: Mada Masr