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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 (Lima, 1969-2013) explored 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 a selection of 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, collage and videos made by Campuzano, both individually and collectively, between 2003 and 2013.

On the 24 of August writer and activist Russell Christie will lead a collective reading session on the work of Giuseppe Campuzano. For more information click here.

 

Opening Times:

Tue - Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 11am-5pm

 

Free. The Project Space

 

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. 

 

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