"How might I feel myself outside of this, beyond the limits of what is defined for me? What do you think? Have you read the terms, what are the limits, what is in excess? As life becomes hemmed by endless consent to conditions we do not read, what horizon lies in the collective, common understanding not delimited by individual autonomy?"
As part of the project Even When We Can’t We Must, artist virgil b/g taylor will create a special commission for Kunsthall Stavanger’s digital plattform.
Even When We Can’t We Must is Kunsthall Stavanger’s project in connection with Norway’s Queer Culture year, commemorating 50 years since the repeal of a law that prohibited sexual acts between men, effectively decriminalising being gay in Norway.
Curator: Kristina Ketola Bore
Developer: Bryant Wells
The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the repeal of a law that prohibited sexual acts between men 50 years ago, effectively decriminalising being gay in Norway.
Kunsthall Stavanger honours Queer Culture Year with a new digital project consisting of four commissioned works by Nat Pyper, Olivia Douglass, virgil b/g taylor and Zutana Hadaddeen. The works will be presented as interactive projects on our digital platform, with the first launching in December 2022, and the others to follow in March, May and September 2023.
The title for the project, Even When We Can't We Must, is borrowed from a work by Nat Pyper bearing the same name.
virgil b/g taylor is a faggot, living in Germany. He makes fag tips, an online speculative zine. He is one half of sssssssssSsss, a study-friendship with Ashkan Sepahvand, a third of Indefinite Leave to Remain with Moad Musbahi and Vishal Kumaraswamy, and a fraction of What Would An HIV Doula Do?, a collective of artists, writers, caretakers, activists and more gathered in response to the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic. His work explores histories of care, crisis, exclusion, and toxicity.