WE’RE HERE the Project Is One Year Old
International Queer Works of Art Illustrate a Diversity of Themes, Techniques and Media
For Immediate Release
Bucharest, 8 June 2021 — WE”RE HERE the project (wiehie.org) is celebrating its first year of existence and would like to thank the thirty participating artists for their contribution to making queer art more visible, no shame, no fear.
Artists Fabien Ghernati, Aris Tureac, /\lexāndre, Liviu Bulea, Bassel Moussa, Lea Rasovszky, Frank Xarate, Adrian Florin Pop, Miss Natasha Enquist, Paul Mureșan, Dan Toma, Laceoni, Emiol Capet, Tiberiu Căpudean, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Rémi Segalas, Ian Stone, Michał Sokołowski, Gili Avissar, Otilia Cadar, Atila Gomboș, Nikola Djukich, Efthymis Charmalias, Adrian Oncu, Alina Marinescu, Meraj, Rudolf Cuchkin, Darrell J. Dinges and Santiago Estellano come from 20 countries (of origin and residence): Argentina, Canada, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Syria, Uruguay, and USA.
WE”RE HERE the project is, for the moment, an online show that brings together artists to join an informal network focused on (re)imagining a way of showcasing art. On 8 June 2020, WE’RE HERE the project invited artists no matter their citizenship to submit their queer works of art: all arts welcome, all artists welcome, with no prizes and no fees. The call resulted in a virtual exhibition, presented as a Vimeo showcase of approximately 1600 seconds / 36 works at bit.ly/VimeoWEREHERE and, pending funds being raised, a video installation and an actual exhibition to take place in Romania. The exhibition contains nudity and is intended for adults. The project has two more components: research on queer art and the artistic practice of the participants, and editorial - interviews and news with WE”RE HERE artists.
The current open call for queer works of art remains ongoing, with more details about The Queer Kiss, The Portrait of the Artist, and Going Banana themes to be announced by July 2021. Artists from countries currently not represented are especially encouraged to apply.