Antwerp Queer Arts Festival had to cancel all its indoor events. 99% of the activities planned. What’s left? The ‘Queer Arts Walk‘. I took a guided tour, with Silvia Terrenzio. But you can very well do the tour on your own.
Although the stops are less noticeable than those on Antwerp Pride‘s ‘Trail of Stories‘, AQAF does provide precise addresses.
‘t Eilandje neighbourhood
The start is at Galerie Verbeeck-Van Dyck at the Verbindingsdok-Westkaai 12 between the Londenbrug and the Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS). There are artworks by Joanna Grochowska with her project ‘XXY‘ and by Mati Drome from the Drag Me To Hell parties.
At the MAS on the corner of Café Storm is an excerpt from ‘Queer Black Youth‘ by author and poet Heather Lynn Johnson.
Oliver Bijan has an exhibit at Kapsalon Lila at Nosestraat 3. A bit more centrally located in the Wijngaardstraat at Poppins Bloemen & Verbeelding you can see a still of ‘Motta‘ by Nish Gora. He combines bondage with flowers.
A stone’s throw away at Louis (Lombardenstraat 2) you can admire Stef Van Looveren‘s penis and vagina handbags.
Meg Allen photographed butch lesbians. At the Amuz, Kammenstraat 81.
Ugo Woatzi is hiding in plain sight at Pulcinella Youth Hostel, Bogaardplein 1.
Dodi Espinosa can be seen again, this time at Thuiszorg Vleminckveld (house number 28) with a banana that refers to an aubergine.
Nicolas Stolarczyk closes with Ronald van der Hilst, Design & Landscape Architecture, Mechelseplein 21/23 opposite St George’s Church.
Marcia Poelman, president of Het Roze Huis, is pleased that the guided tours can take place. Otherwise, you can walk the trail on your own. And that can also be done discreetly. Moreover, by seeing visible on the street, others also see queer art.