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Crapulismo Ilustrado – Autor/a en A*Desk

Crapulismo Ilustrado is an interdisciplinary, theoretical-critical, polyhedral and expansive disturbance project activated in 2016, which investigates dissidence, sexualities and protest in all its formats and possibilities. Inspired by Jean Genet’s experiences in Barcelona’s once xino neighbourhood, now Raval, it seeks the revolutionary potential of art and situated knowledge. Through drag (king/queer) performances, it aims to be a post-pornographic utopian exercise in protest and change in sexual, political and social activism. The project includes artefacts that blend artistic creation, theory and direct political action, contributing to a mutant anarchive on the Xino neighbourhood to revitalise its collective resistance to the erasure of history and minority memories.


Portrait from the series Desembarco en el Raval, tierra firme by Crapulismo illustrated by Gabi Barriuso.

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