(X)change: Artists Shake Up Gender Views

Text by Kassandra Bucher

We live in a society where the majority of people have a dual view of gender: male or female. But just as the world isn’t black or white, neither is gender.

In June, swissnex San Francisco opens the discussion around this topic through a series of events under the umbrella (X)change, which is a micro-festival of performance, film, and critical analysis.

X(change) began in March 2015 when CounterPulse brought San Francisco artists to the zürich moves! festival for their Swiss debut. zurich moves! presents contemporary works based on boundary-crossing and gender transcending artistic engagement.

In June, swissnex San Francisco welcomes Swiss artists Marie-Caroline Hominal, Nils A. Lange, and Ivan Blagajcevic to the Bay Area to premiere artworks and create new pieces with local artists through a laboratory residency at CounterPulse.

In addition to the residency, X(change) includes film screenings, gallery openings, and a panel discussion held at swissnex San Francisco with academics and activists exploring gender and perception.

Related Events

Off the Wall presents: Switzerland Is Not Neutral film screening
June 17, 2015 7:30 pm at CounterPulse

Gallery opening of photographs from Lukas Beyeler
June 18, 2015 7:30 pm at CounterPulse

Switch Lab: Findings from (X)change
June 18, 2015 8:00 pm at CounterPulse

June 19, 2015 10:00 pm at The Stud

Conference: Backstage – Exploring Gender and Perception
June 20, 2015 12:00 pm at swissnex San Francisco

(X)change Premiere of Swiss Works
June 20-21 2015 8:00 pm at CounterPulse

(X)change is a collaboration between the sister cities of Zurich, Switzerland, and San Francisco. It is organized and supported by CounterPulse, zürich moves!, swissnex San Francisco, the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, the City of Zürich Department of Culture, Presence Switzerland, and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.