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Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"

March 19, 2015



Creative Capital is pleased to announce the launch of Gender Talents (gendertalents.info), a web-based project by artist Carlos Motta (2012 Visual Arts) that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and intersex communities internationally. A launch celebration for the project will be held at the New Museum  in New York on May 3, 2015 at 3pm, featuring a screening and conversation with the artist and guests.    

 

Gender Talents features an online archive of video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social and political opportunity rather than as a social condemnation. Based on in-depth interviews conducted in Colombia, Guatemala, India, and the United States the portraits expose the ways that activists challenge the bio-cultural 'foundations' of society and question gender norms from the perspective of sexuality, class, race, ethnicity and disability.

 

Gender Talents is also an ongoing platform for physical events that launched in February 2013 with the Electra and Tate Modern commissioned project Gender Talents: A Special Address, a performative symposium held at Tate Modern's The Tanks, which used the manifesto as a structure to explore alternatives to the gender binary. Several other events have taken place since 2013.    

 

"Gender Talents seeks to be a resource for people looking to know about the development of trans and intersex movements and discourses--but hopefully one that considers the intricacies and nuances of these politics."

–Carlos Motta
Read our interview with the artist

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