Gender Bender is an arts festival that showcases diverse kinds of art around gender, sexuality and identity. These range from installations, music, and documentaries to interactive art experiences. Every year, artists all over the world are invited to apply for a trigger grant with new ideas for projects on gender. 10 applicants to whom the grant is awarded showcase their work, or a segment of it, at the festival.
In addition to showcasing the work of grantees, this year’s festival includes an exciting range of curated displays, performances, and talks. There are photography exhibits, lecture-demonstrations, a stand-up show, Feminist and Queer pop up libraries, a talk on women in comics, a workshop on zine making and much, much more.
Gender Bender 2019 promises to be a colourful, exciting and celebratory exploration of gender and art.
21 Aug | 7:30m | Inaugural Act: Gender Bender | Who You Callin’ A Lady? | An evening with stand-up comedian Vasu Primlani
22 Aug | 12:00 onwards | Opening of Grantee Showcase
22 Aug | 6:00pm-7:00pm | Women in Comics: A Talk by Kadak Collective
22 Aug | 7:30pm | In Search of Umrao: Exploring Desires and Destinies
23 Aug | 11:00am-5:00pm | Zine Workshop with Kadak Collective
23 Aug | 6:00pm | Talk on Feminist Literature
23 Aug | 6:30pm | Shuddh Digital Romance
23 Aug | 9:00pm | Raqs-e-Bender: An Evening of Fluid Movement with Eshan Hilal
24 Aug | 6:00pm |Talk on Queer Literature
24 Aug | 7:30pm | Movie Screening: Body Electric
View the full schedule here
View Brochure here
About Sandbox Collective
Sandbox Collective is a creative services organisation that curates, produces and tours performances. It acts as a catalyst facilitating meaningful collaborations nationally and internationally between artists, cultural agencies and arts spaces creating an explosion of innovative artistic expression.
About The Goethe-Institut:
The Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore was founded in 1960 with the objectives of promoting the German language, fostering intercultural exchange and supporting local art initiatives and engaging with civic and urban issues.