A riot of colors, strass, and disruptive slogans. Like pages of a book to be flipped through, the flags of Bebe Books leave no room for doubt: they are both a manifesto and a celebration of queer culture and history. Born as a publishing project, the Ghent collective has developed over the years as an artistic and social project, with the aim of creating a more inclusive and safer community through events, performances, and publications. The exhibition collects the handmade works that Bebe Books created for the Night Shift project. Created in collaboration with the social artistic organization Manoeuvre, the flags – displayed in a real Parade on the city streets – trace the queer history of the Ghent Opera, underlining the importance of visibility and representation of the LGBTQ+ world in the arts.
Credits: Bebe Books, Coproduction: Gouvernement, Night Shift, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Manoeuvre.