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Giuseppe Campuzano, Travesti Museum of Perú, Intervention at the Parque de la Exposición, Lima, 2004.  Photo: Claudia Alva

Giuseppe Campuzano, Travesti Museum of Perú, Intervention at the Parque de la Exposición, Lima, 2004. Photo: Claudia Alva

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Giuseppe Campuzano’s Transvestite Machine

01 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017

Since 1990s, philosopher, queer activist and drag queen Giuseppe Campuzano has been exploring the origins of transgender practices in Peru. His work involved historical research, fiction writing, video, experimental archival practices, public performances and the production of art objects. In 2003-2004 he created the ephemeral project called Museo Travesti del Perú (Transvestite Museum of Peru), which was an attempt to present a queer counter-reading: a promiscuous, intersectional thinking of history that collected objects, images, documents, press clippings, and appropriated artworks that fracture the normative models of production of bodies.

The materials displayed in the space include the first English publication of Giuseppe´s writings, most of which address issues related to the rich cultural tradition of transgender bodies since pre-Hispanic times and the possibilities of a queer museology. It also includes a selection of photos and videos made by Campuzano, both individually and collectively, between 2003 and 2013.

This project is a continuation of the conversations with curator Miguel A Lopez, after his presentation Museum, Musex, Mutext, Mutant: Giuseppe Campuzano’s Transvestite Machine at Nottingham Contemporary in June 2016. 

 

10am-6pm

Free. The Project Space

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