Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, 0167 Oslo

Buenos Tiempos, Int. at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, 2016

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

Text from the press release

Torpedo is an Oslo-based publisher and bookshop; they invited Buenos Tiempos, Int. to exhibit at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo (15–26 June 2016), along with FRANK, Girls Like Us, Petunia and Spesial Nord, within the context of the One Year Art Book Fair.

Buenos Tiempos, Int. exhibited a selection of their photographic series The Ages of Beatrix Ruf: A History of Power Transvestism (2014–16) and screened their film A Walk with Dorothée Dupuis and Jessica Gysel Around the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower in Brussels.

The Ages of… series is comprised of two fashion editorials on power drag. The first (shot by César Segarra, styled by Vincent Ferre and Alicia Padrón, and featuring models Vincent Ferre and Marnie Slater) was published in Petunia magazine in 2014, and the second was made at Material Art Fair in Mexico City (shot by Kristien Daem, styled by Roberto Sanchez, and featuring models Flynn Casey, Geoff Newton, Puppies Puppies and Marnie Slater).

A Walk with… is a film introducing two editors of feminist art magazines – Dorothée Dupuis (Petunia) and Jessica Gysel (Girls Like Us) – chatting and strolling around Laeken Park in Brussels. The park hosts two very significant constructions designed by the French architect Alexandre Marcel and erected under the kingdom of Leopold II. The Japanese Tower (1905) and the Chinese Pavilion (1910) are illustrations of fin-de-siècle Orientalism and cultural imperialism. A Walk with… premiered at La Loge in Brussels in 2014.

Las Vegas, Laeken: A History of Architectural Drag is an essay written by Alberto García del Castillo and Marnie Slater as Buenos Tiempos, Int to accompany screenings of A Walk with… It can be read here: http://buenostiemposinternational.com/files/Las-Vegas-Laeken-A-History-of-Architectural-Drag_Buenos-Tiempos-Int_April-2015.pdf

Buenos Tiempos, Int. is an online exhibition space thematically concerned with “faggotry as it is today” and a collaborative production initiative focused on “power transvestism”. Their productions, made in collaboration with other artists and technicians, have been presented in Petunia magazine (2014), at La Loge in Brussels (2015), at El Almacén in Mexico City (2016) in collaboration with Terremoto magazine, and at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo (2016) in collaboration with Torpedo.

They host an annual poetry festival in Brussels, and also a party in collaboration with Girls Like Us magazine. Recent online exhibitions include Natasha Papadopoulou, Steev Lemercier, Vava Dudu, Juliana Huxtable, Geo Wyeth, and CAConrad. Alberto García del Castillo and Marnie Slater founded Buenos Tiempos, Int. in 2014.

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