The M HKA Museum, in partnership with Antwerp Pride & Pride Of Color, organized the exhibition TOGETHER, curated by artist Philip Huyghe. We invited several artists, including Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Marijke De Roover, Philip Huyghe and Stef Van Looveren, to work together in a bubble of their own on themes that strengthen the LGBTQIA+ community, and create an inclusive exhibition. The invited artists such as Jack Davey, Kasper Bosmans, Jacolby Satterwhite, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin and Megan-Leigh Heilig aim to use their visual language to shape an environment that celebrates diversity as a quality that brings exciting and challenging ideas to the world we all live in.
This year was to be the festive year that would celebrate the first ever Gay Pride Parade. Fifty years ago, on 28 June 1970, exactly one year after the infamous Stonewall riots, the first Gay Pride Parade took place in New York. These two historical events mark the birth of the LGBTQIA+ Civil Rights Movement, which has managed to implement its agenda around the world, thereby bringing about one of the most important social shifts of our times.