BAXSAN Then and Now: Creating our Legacy

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    BAXSAN and Friends Takeover (2022). Photo: Faduphotos.

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This event was on Thu 9 Nov, 6:30pm

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BAXSAN Then and Now: Creating our Legacy

This event has been postponed until further notice.

The Somali word BAXSAN translates to ‘the emancipated one’; it is a symbol of freedom. Freedom from the confines of societal expectation and homogenous experiences.

BAXSAN Collective returns for their second takeover of Whitechapel Gallery, celebrating their 5th anniversary.

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate the legacy of remarkable QTIPOC artists to lay down a template for future generations to challenge and inspire the norms.

The evening will include a thought provoking debate style workshop, space to practice rest with a meditation session, a collection of intimate short films that delve into the lives of QTIPOC individuals, performances from a wonderfully curated setlist of DJs and more.

The BAXSAN Then and Now Takeover is open to all for an evening of practicing rest, resistance and the imagining of new possibilities.

About BAXSAN Collective

BAXSAN are a group of artists and community facilitators who have been meeting regularly at Whitechapel Gallery for five years, born out of shared frustrations amongst the founding members about the lack of support for Black and/or Muslim LGBTQI+ people in London, later expanding to the UK. It was born with the intention to build a support system for very much neglected groups; to create connection, community and art through shared lived experiences. 

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