Cultural Studies 2 Publications in Random Order
Sistaaz of the Castle
Jan Hoek, fashion designer Duran Lantink and trans sex worker organisation SistaazHood present ‘Sistaaz of the Castle’, published by Art Paper Editions, an ongoing project about the colorful looks and lives of transgender sex workers that roam the streets of Cape Town, South Africa.
Most of the girls are homeless, living under a bridge near Cape Town’s castle. The Sistaaz are eager activists, proud to be trans, proud to be a sex worker, and even prouder of their stunning sense of style. And they want it to be acknowledged.
A series of photographs and a fashion collection based on the girls’ appearance and their ability to turn whatever they find into the most exuberant outfits was created. This has already resulted in a fashion show at Amsterdam Fashion Week (a show in Cape Town in still on the wish list) and a photo exhibition in Foam Amsterdam.
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Miguel Ângelo Martins
Querido Amarelo: (Dear Yellow:) arises from the correspondence between Joseph Hooker and T. N. Mukharji, which describes the origin and the method used in the production of a substance know as piuri. Not only does it integrate some of the material that the artist was researching and compiling on this subject during the last two years, but also objects and photographs of his personal archive. The ensemble is organized by analogies based on formal, chromatic or conceptual relations. It seeks to build an atlas where images from different times and origins coexist, allowing both synchronic and diachronic readings.
Querido Amarelo: (Querido Amarillo:) surge a partir de la correspondencia entre Joseph Hooker y T. N. Mukharji, donde se describe el origen y el método utilizado en la producción de una sustancia conocida como piuri. Reúne parte del material que el artista estuvo investigando y recopilando sobre este asunto, durante los dos últimos años, pero también objetos y fotografías de su archivo personal. El conjunto está organizado mediante analogías con base en relaciones formales, cromáticas o conceptuales; busca construir un atlas donde coexisten imágenes de distintas épocas y procedencias, posibilitando lecturas tanto sincrónicas como diacrónicas.