Sector 1 Gallery is pleased to invite you to the premiere of the performance It Takes No Compromise to Give People Their Rights, 2023 by Norwegian-Brazilian artist Kiyoshi Yamamoto. The event will take place on Saturday, July 22nd, from 19:00 to 19:30, at 29 Băiculești Street, Bucharest.
Kiyoshi Yamamoto’s works convey political messages and address social issues, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community and human rights. Inspired by the indigenous cultures of the Amazon, such as the Tupi and Maracatu populations, who have been colonized and exploited by the Portuguese since the 14th century, Yamamoto uses the traditions of Native American cultures to express their vibrant colors in the context of the LGBTQ+ community. Kiyoshi also integrates industrial production as an artistic method through which he creates his works, giving them functionality, such as sunglasses, bandanas, and costumes. The title of the new artwork presented at Sector 1 Gallery is inspired by a phrase from gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, recreated on the masks and costumes worn by the five performers, including the artist himself, each belonging to a different generation, from 20 to 60 years old. They will move to the melodies of Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos, wearing Yamamoto’s creations. Live music will be performed by Bogdan Postolache on cello and Monica Postolache on violin.
Kiyoshi Yamamoto (b. 1982) works in a variety of artistic techniques, including textiles, painting, printmaking, installation, and video. He has exhibited in various international contexts and holds a master’s degree from the National Art College in Bergen (2013). Currently, he lives and works in Bergen, Norway.
This event is organized on the occasion of Bucharest Pride 2023: 21 – 29 July. Together we celebrate culture and the LGBTQIA+ community in Romania, queer love and identity.
The performance is part of the exhibition Mother’s Nature, curated by Maya Økland and Cristina Bută.
Partner: VISP – Produksjonsenhet for visuell kunst