January 18 – February 14
We live in a world that is highly influenced by bla(c)k and queer cultures. Although this prevails, futurism in popular media fails to reflect a near future where bla(c)k and/or queer people are main protagonists or central to the progression of humanity and the protection of our environment.
‘Blak-Queer Futurism’ re-establishes Queer Indigenous speculative futures from here and abroad, drawing upon resilience, knowledge and spirituality. Through multi-disciplinary works, the artists involved relay narratives attained through story, family, experience, country, and dreaming, to actualise the future today, subverting the imperativity of popular futurist speculation.
The exhibition delves into the collective knowledge of each of the artists and their respective origins as a means of self-determination and representation, creatively examining the ways in which Queer Indigenous people will influence generations to come.
CO-CURATED BY: ALEC READE | KALYANI MUMTAZ
FEATURING: AKASHI | BHENJI RA | HANNAH BRONTE | JERMAINE DEAN | KALYANI MUMTAZ | NEW WAYFINDERS | REAL BLAK TINGZ
Blak Dot Gallery, 33 Saxon St, Brunswick