Online publication accompanying the exhibition SOMETHING IS BURNING

Editor: Denisa Tomková, PhD
Contributors: Elio Choquette, Angela Dimitrakaki, Luki Essender, Jack Halberstam, Lara Perry, Julius Pristauz
Translation: Denisa Tomková; Graphic design: Lukáš Kollár
Published: October 2022
The publication accompanies the group exhibition SOMETHING IS BURNING, curated by Julius Pristauz. Angela Dimitrakaki and Lara Perry’s text ‘How to Be Seen: An Introduction to Feminist Politics, Exhibition Cultures and Curatorial Transgressions’, offers a useful resource when discussing the exhibition of political projects in spaces such as museums and exhibitions. Jack Halberstam’s essay ‘Queer Temporality and Postmodern Geographies’ examines the concepts of ‘queer time’ and ‘queer space’ and suggests that they develop in opposition to the institutions' of family, heterosexuality, and reproduction. Architect Elio Choquette’s essay ‘Queering Architecture //(Un)making place’ proposes – by extending on what Choquette sees as a central aspect of queer theory (adaptability and flexibility) – a “queering” of architecture. The artist Luki Essender’s piece ‘explores obsessions with beards, fashion, heteronormativity, sex, traveling and data through a fragmented memoir of a white twink.’