Drag Up: Karmaklubb* X DPAM in collaboration with Brendan Fernandes

Friday, Nov 17, 2023 6 – 8 pm

935 W Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Please join us for a two-day celebration of queerness and the art of Drag and related expressions. In collaboration with Karmaklubb* and artist Brendan Fernades, this will be a weekend of international exchange anchored in the local Chicago scene.

Supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Presented in partnership with DePaul University's John T. Richhardson Library, Department of LGBTQ Studies, and the LGBTQIA+ Center.


Day 1: Screening & Panel Discussion

Friday, November 17, 6-8pm

Metamorphosis (2018; 25:23 min) by Marte Gunnufsen. Metamorphosis is filmed in Chicago at Berlin Nightclub, with drag artists Lucy Stoole and Benji Morino / Girlboifriend.
Queen! (2018; 4:19 min) by Marte Gunnufsen is named after the weekly drag event at smartbar in Chicago. 
Queering the Museum — Preus (2022) by Karmaklubb* with Cassie Brødskive and Frida Marida presenting a raw response — touching, teasing, and perceiving the architecture of the Preus Museum in Horten, Norway.

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Day 2: Draglesque/Burlesque show with Oslo and Chicago artists

Saturday, November 18, 5-7pm

Participants from Oslo, Norway: Tine Semb / Karmaklubb* + Mary Ann Skretteberg Andersen / Phoenix D'vine + Hani Assaf / Frida Marida + Jens Martin Hartvedt Arvesen / Cassie Brødskive + Carina Carlsen / Fifi von Tassel + Peter Ramthun / Eliza Fierce + Marte Gunnufsen

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