"They do (not) know I'm gay"

20th July 2011, Comments 1 comment

Debate & exhibition: LGBT current dilemmas in Europe and the role of gay art.

The board of the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Amsterdam, Eunic Netherlands & Stichting Pro gay present:

"They do (not) know I'm gay"

LGBT current dilemmas in Europe and the role of gay art

Debate & exhibition
Wednesday 3 August
At the Amsterdam City Hall, Amstel 1, 1011 PN Amsterdam


18:30- Opening exhibition at the foyer
19:00- Debate at the city council hall
21:00 -Drinks & Drags at the foyer

Live panel: Frank van Dalen, Erwin Olaf, Sam Havadtoy, Klaus Bondam.
Speakers and artists via Skype from: Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria and Israel.
Welcoming words: Irene Hemelaar, chairwoman "Progay" Amsterdam.

Entrance free

Reservations required due to limited number of seats, please reserve before 28 July at: culture-assist@hague.mfa.gov.il

The exhibition "The last supper (Nobody knows I'm gay)" by Hungarian artist Sam Havadtoy (pictured above) will take place at the foyer of the City hall from 3 August  till  10 September. Twelve simple pictures all carry the same statement, although we cannot be fully certain about it. After all, what does one who forms the sentence ‘Nobody knows that I am gay' from letters neatly fashioned out of lace to declare? Nobody knows - that's what. And the fact, that 'I am gay'. One is harsher than the other - however accurate the letters of lace or the rectangle, regardless of the pastel tone of it all: this is rough, this is crude, and this is powerful.

1 Comment To This Article

  • neanderthal75 posted:

    on 6th August 2011, 09:39:55 - Reply

    One of the issues the panel should discuss (if it were actually honest and open about the issue, which it will not be) is that of heterophobia: the manic need for many, if not most, homosexuals to verbally abuse, lie about, misinform, and harass heterosexuals who refuse to accept the false premise that homosexuality is normal, acceptable for all people, and that it is of a moral equivalent to heterosexuality.

    The anti-heterosexual bigotry so often seen in and promoted by pro-homosexual groups must be confronted and the issues thereto pertaining, discussed in public openly and honestly.