The first Lesbiennale will be held from 8 to 10 October in Brussels.
The Lesbiennale – a contraction of the words ‘lesbian’ and ‘biennial’ (biennial contemporary art exhibition) – will showcase the works of some 220 artists in major venues in the Belgian capital, which has been renamed the ‘World Capital of Lesbian Art’ for a weekend.
How did this event come about? It is the brainchild of EL*C (Eurocentralasian Lesbian Community), the largest federation of lesbian associations in Europe and Central Asia. For the first edition of this three-day event, EL*C has joined forces with multiple local lesbian feminist collectives to create a series of events, debates and exhibitions of artists, politicians, writers and activists from around the world.
The Lesbiennale will welcome artists, writers and leading figures of contemporary Francophone feminism as well as Sarah Schlitz, Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunities and Diversity, who reports to the Minister for Mobility.
Multiple lesbian arts festival events will be held throughout the city and a digital art gallery will exhibit 600 works by artists from all over the world, free of charge and in accordance with the health regulations.
The Lesbiennale is supported by visit.brussels to strengthen the visibility of the lesbian community in Brussels and around the globe.
Go to https://lesbiennale.art/ for more information about this event.
Link to the digital art gallery (works accessible to the press before the opening upon request): https://lesbiennale.art/gallery/