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Queer Circles #5

mit Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju

In the fifth episode of Queer Circles, Matthew Blaise engages in a personal conversation with Berlin based Nigerian-American artist and writer Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju. Their discussion focuses on the connection between vulnerability and queerness. While the two share personal experiences on that topic, they explore how vulnerability can serve as a means of individual and collective healing in artistic and literary practices. Because vulnerability lies at the intersection of the personal and the societal, it can serve as a reciprocal starting point between the individual and the collective in addressing structural violence. How art and activism relate to each other and what role artists and activists have in this is the topic of this episode, as well as Monilola's own practice and her experiences in the German art world. Learn more here!