UWP x Dissident x Homopleasure presents: Temple of the Body
August 18-19, 2023
Opening hours: 12-22
Nudity has always been a culturally refined and concrete expression. For the queer community, nudity is also a political concept: a rebellion against patriarchal authority. Through the act of baring our bodies, we challenge the socially imposed male and female symbols, revealing them as mere constructs. “Temple of the Body” serves as an action to subvert mainstream norms and values.
In this exhibition, Teng-Chi Yang decodes his father’s videos, sparking intimate dialogues on sexuality and identity. Chien-Wen Lin’s works, displayed through time, delve into subcultural diversity through photography and auditory experiments. Piercer LUNA(2lu9) from Taipei transforms body piercing into art, exploring her fascination with human organs. Photographer Masha Demianova takes us on a visual journey through symbols and archetypes, and Sara Herrlander documents her surroundings with a raw, childlike sincerity.
We’ve gathered three diverse collectives, connecting Asian and European queer energy for these 2 days of a group exhibition, panels, workshops and music, including a choker-making seminar by Woo Yeah, My Body is a Temple Bodies Painting Workshop led by Yun-Pei Hsiung in collaboration with VR Hermes by Benedict Yu, and thought-provoking panels on modern pornography, queerness in Asia and racism host by Gemnital.
Saturday evening promises a magical garden finale, with DJs spinning a diverse and uplifting soundscape that celebrates the inclusive power of music. Join us on this extraordinary journey of creativity, self-expression, and meaningful dialogue.
Teng Chi Yang a.k.a. Manbo Key / Chien-Wen Lin / Dudechung / Gwenmi Lai / Lu9 /
Masha Demianova / 明月 / Nahyun Park / Ryan Molnar / Sara Herrlander / Sabiwa
Stella Jane Burke / Vincent Wechselberger / Ya Wen Li / Yunpei Hsiung / Benedict Yu
Maara / marum / Neve (Live) / Gemnital / Jing Lekker b2b Yoni / Carly Zeng b2b Richii
Yvonne Nightstand / VNCNT 2.0
Leather Choker Making / My Body is a Temple Bodies Painting Workshop + VR Hermes / Naked Tote Bag Making / Zine Making Workshop
My body is an open source – on Modern Pornography by Gemnital
Making spaces for the femmes: Booking and Promoting with Body Language by Camilla Rae and Caitlin Russell
What Is It Then, Between Us? Critical Love and Archives of Sex and Porn by Ben Miller
The event also received enthusiastic sponsorship from the American lingerie brand Leg Avenue. Presale tickets will be available in early August, and the first 100 presale ticket holders will receive a special gift from Leg Avenue.
Early Bird Pre-order ticket: https://ra.co/events/1750160