Online publication accompanying the exhibition Paul Maheke, You and I..
Editor: Denisa Tomková
Contributors: Judith Butler, Emanuele Coccia, José Esteban Muñoz, Jen Kratochvil, Paul Maheke
Translation: Denisa Tomková; Copyediting: Zuzana Andrejco Ferusová; Graphic design: Lukáš Kollár
Published: November 2022
In their essay ‘Gender Politics and Right to Appear’, Judith Butler importantly highlights the precarious conditions in which gender and sexual minorities live. Butler argues for interdependence and an equal right to appear for all, including protection of our waters, soils and animal rights. Emanuele Coccia’s Metamorphoses suggests that the interdependence of living beings not only changes the environment of other species, but also alters ‘the destiny of other species’. The publication concludes its theoretical contributions with José Esteban Muñoz’s essay ‘Felling Utopia’, which not only asks readers to reconsider ideas such as hope and utopia, but also urges us to consider the ‘queer critique from a renewed and newly animated sense of the social’. Paul Maheke’s short story The Mauve Hour accompanies and complements his exhibited film, Mauve, Jim and John. The publication, accompanying the exhibition You and I, invites us to contemplate a thin line (if any) between you and I.