Because we all need more love and are a bit queer,
we need to have a word.
The London LGBTQ+ Community Centre would like to welcome you to the performance by the nonbinary London based artist Lorenzo Belenguer. It will take place on Saturday the 7th of May 2022 from 4pm to 6pm and needs to be booked via Evenbrite.
Una Palabra de Amor para la Comunidad Queer, a Word of Love to the Queer Community, is a 2-hour durational performance. Members of the public, especially from the Queer community, will be invited to receive a word of love, or up to seven words linked into one, written in approximately A5 size wax paper. The participant can choose to submit their own word in English or Spanish or accept the word suggested by the artist. Each work will be signed and given for free as a testimony of their involvement.
The participants can book it via Eventbrite and queue outside the small hut located in the centre where the performance will take place on a one-to-one basis. A suggested £5 donation will be included during the booking process to assist with the cost of the event and two other options: free for unwaged/students and other amounts if they wish to contribute more. 50% of the profits will be donated to the London LGBTQ Centre to fund future projects.
Tom Ana, Assistant Manager at the London LGBTQ Centre, says: “We are incredibly excited to open our space for Lorenzo and to welcome someone who is both an international artist and a member of our community”
Lorenzo Belenguer, the performance artist, adds: “This participatory performance is a celebration and a word of love to the diversity of being a human. It is an invitation to move beyond labels and fears and to foster an inclusive community as the London LGBTQ Centre does.”
Hashtags and handles:
#AmorQueer #QueerLove #Performance
From 4pm to 6pm
* Booking via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/performance-a-word-of-love-to-the-queer-community-tickets-298058580237
Free (unwaged/students) / £5 donation / Other amounts
Lorenzo Belenguer is a nonbinary visual artist and arts writer based in London and Valencia strongly influenced by Minimalism and Arte Povera.
Belenguer's practice as an artist is constantly focused into the reclaiming: be it objects like discarded rusted metal into the gallery spaces and copies of traditional European paintings as symbols of imperial power in a postcolonial era. Also into the reclaiming the place of humans into the natural ecosystem as ancient cultures perfectly knew. Previously, Belenguer ran a project for London 2012 called Testimonies. He supports the power of the Arts to communicate ways to move into a more compassionate and loving society as we are witnessing in the current pandemic.
He exhibited and performed at The Serpentine Galleries, TATE Modern and at the 57th Venice Biennale. The UCL Art Historian Susie Hodge included him as a representative of the Neo-Geometric Conceptualism (Neo-Geo) Movement alongside Jeff Koons and Ashley Bickerton in her latest book. In addition, Belenguer's works have been featured in the national media in Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK such as The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Artforum and The Art Newspaper.
Belenguer holds an MA in Artificial Intelligence & Philosophy from the New College of the Humanities in London, and a BA (Hons) in Economics and Business Science from the University of Valencia, Spain. For more information, please visit their website on www.LorenzoBelenguer.com
60-62 Hopton St, near Tate Modern main entrance, Blackfriars, London, SE1 9JH