VOLUME is pleased to provide a temporary home to Analog Dissident, a monthly, non-hierarchical discussion gathering featuring work and work in progress by two queer/radical/feminist/immigrant/politically inclined artists. This month features the work of Shagha Ariannia and Laub.
Shagha Ariannia is an artist, a closeted fashion designer and according to her horoscope, a combination of Shakespeare and Khomeini.
Laub is a teenage boy, a Jesus lover and a wood nymph.
This is an invitation to queer/radical/feminist/
In a climate where there is less and less political agency, art should deal with issues that are traditionally considered politics, because ultimately everything is political. Our art practices have political agency when we question what is made visible and invisible and who is included and who is not, while challenging inequalities and traditional power structures. How do we approach this in the studio, and within our immediate community of friends and peers? How do we deal with oppressive systems and how do we dissent? Does our work reflect these issues either in its content or in the way it is shown? Do our politics and work align? What is at stake for us and why?
Our meetings feature work and work in progress by two artists in an informal, open studio visit. As a starting point for discussion, presenting artists will bring questions and ideas they are grappling with as they start or complete their work.