Bia Ferreira x Artistic Freedom Initiative’s Beautiful Forms: Queer Art Unbound
Bia Ferreira is a Brazilian singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Known to be a composer of blunt and straight forward lyrics, she aims to facilitate the comprehension of important topics like necro politic, racial quotas, anti-racism, women and LGBTQIAP+´s rights and the affectivity towards these bodies, looking to guide survivor technology through art.
Beautiful Forms: Queer Art Unbound is a celebration of the extraordinary queer artists and fierce allies who are fundamental to the fight for artistic freedom worldwide.
This multidisciplinary, multi-day arts festival is presented by Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI). It centers intersectionality, LGBTQIAP+ identities, and allyship, featuring cutting edge artists BIA FERREIRA (Brazil), LAMA EL HOMAÏSSI (Lebanon), FARAZ ARIF ANSARI (India), and MEHRDAD HASANI (Iran). Wielding the power of performance and storytelling, Bia, Lama, Faraz, and Mehrdad demonstrate how queer musical, theatrical, and film narratives disrupt dangerous norms and uplift those that venerate free expression.
Beautiful Forms: Queer Art Unbound honors the many diverse and beautiful forms queer identities, art, and allyship can take. Further, this festival acknowledges that queer artists from countries or communities where sexuality, gender identity, and artistic freedom are restricted face heightened levels of persecution, censorship, and forced displacement. Finally, this festival champions LGBTQIA+ artists around the world who courageously exercise the right to artistic freedom. It champions the rights to create, move, live, and love freely - unbound and without fear.
AFI is unwavering in its commitment to promote freedom of artistic expression. To that end, we provide pro bono immigration representation and resettlement assistance to persecuted and censored artists.
Photo credit: Camila Tuon
$30 (excluding ticket service fees)
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