Queer Italian artist Ruben Montini is inviting members of Philadelphia's LGBTQIA+ community to join him and come together to create a collaborative art installation that he has called "Altarpieces." This three-day event of artistic creation, is part of a larger project that brings together LGBTQIA+ communities across the globe. In this way Philly joins queer groups of the UK, Poland, Slovenia, Italy, France, Iran, Brazil, displaced refugee groups (and up next Mexico!) as they come together, embrace community and reclaim power through these collective acts of awareness, vulnerability, strength and creation.
During this event participants are asked to bring their own articles of clothing to stitch onto the altarpiece which will be covered in the homotransphobic phrases our community has suffered. Why one’s own clothes? Personal clothes are seen in this sense as empirical witnesses of the discrimination suffered, steeped in our fear and in the insults we all bear.
Other community members are also welcome to come and bear witness as supportive allies. All are welcome.
Please visit https://sites.google.com/view/queer-altarpieces-philadelphia/home for more information.