About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

30 Jul 2020
17:00 - 19:00

Queer Youth, Remember Kirvan Fortuin

Taking the brutal murder of choreographer and dancer Kirvan Fortuin at the hands of a 14-year-old as a starting point and call to action, the speakers will discuss the lives and deaths of gay and transgender people, especially of colour. This necessary panel takes place at Framer Framed, a platform for contemporary art, visual culture, and critical theory & practice – and where Kirvan Fortuin created a performance response in 2016. Guest speakers: Chris Rijksen / Jason Bhugwandass / TBA Due to our Corona Measures, places are limited. Register for a ticket using this link: https://forms.gle/c7W5SXU2rhbyhgTt5. 

The event will also be live streamed on the Queer Currents YouTube channel. For more information about our corona protocol before your visit, click here.

Chris Rijksen (24) is a photographer and educator. He was awarded the 2012 Pride Photo Award. His focus is shifting from photography to video and experience portraiture of transgender individuals. He is part of the Transketeers, a collective of three trans*guys, working on nuanced and positive visibility for transgender people.

Jason Bhugwandass (21) personally experienced how traumatic youth care can be. Yet he always held on to his dream: to study and improve the youth care system for others. He regularly works with youth aid organizations, municipalities, politicians, students and policymakers.

Elly Vineyard is a performance artist and Father of the House of Vineyard. Born and raised in Sint Maarten, Elly came to the Netherlands in 2010 and become part of the ballroom culture. Through workshops, classes, club nights and balls Elly creates a platform for the black LGBTQI community in the Netherlands.

Raziyah Heath is a queer activist, writer and educator. She is one of the founders of the queer strip-/clubnight Va Va Voom and is an active member in the techno scene. Other than that she is working with an organisation to improve education, advocating for mental health and is working on building community through pleasure activism.

This event is part of the programming for Queer Currents 2020. Queer Currents is an annual program on 15 days and 15 locations, with events, lectures, film, expo, dance and music on 15 Queer topics. Our goal is to bring more diverse and inclusive, relevant content, culture and art to the Pride Amsterdam weeks.

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In Memoriam: Kirvan Fortuin
Memorial Celebration to commemorate the life of Kirvan Fortuin


Kirvan Fortuin

Dancer, Choreographer