MY HIS/HER/QUEER-STORY WASN’T TAUGHT AT SCHOOL
QueerMuseumVienna @ Volkskundemuseum Wien
The works of mirabella paidamwoyo will be on display in the course of Black History Month from Thursday, 10.2.2022 to Friday, 04.03.2022.
Soft opening: 10.2.22 15:00-20:00
Artist mirabella paidamwoyo is curating an exhibition for the well-known “Black History Month” in the USA, which will take place from 10.02.-04.03.22 at the Queer Museum Vienna.
As part of the association “QueerMuseum”, which aims to strengthen and unite the LGBTQI+ community in the art scene, mwoyo brings mixed media, painting and sound installation to the premises of the Volkskundemuseum, but it is about the political black existence in Austria’s white majority society.
In Austria, having African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latinx roots is still associated with severe experiences of racism. Although the majority choir likes to call itself tolerant and equal, the reality of black people in Austria is far different, black queer people often lack a place. Tolerance was never enough, what is needed is recognition and respect, alliances of strength and celebration.
Black History Month
Black History Month is a symbolic marker in the US that highlights the history of African-descended Americans and their contributions and struggles. In Vienna, mirabella paidamwoyo and co-curator Enesi M. create for the first time an exhibition that bridges black queer and non-queer artists, a symbolic alliance that strengthens the black community at large. All Black Lives Matter!
mirabella paydamwoyo dziruni
Esther Abiona Ojo
Faris Cuchi Gezahegn