On 14 March 2008, the first edition of a newspaper supplement called SOY was published in Argentina as part of Página/12, one of the most important and widely read daily papers in the country. Dedicated to queer issues and ideas and distributed every Friday, SOY (meaning I am) became a sexual and political bombshell; irreverent, reflective and activist, featuring philosophical journalism and quality interrogative writing.
Since that first Friday, SOY has remained the only publication in the world written for and dedicated to a queer/cuir population and distributed free in a national newspaper. More than 700 issues have been published to date and the covers, by designer Alejandro Ros and SOY’s founding editor Liliana Viola and always thought of as a kind of manifesto, are already a part of queer Argentina’s history of struggle and joy.
Outburst presents an exhibition of specially selected SOY covers by Liliana Viola and curator Natalia Mallo, that includes provocations on vital queer questions and ideas.
Presented in collaboration with Risco Festival, Brazil.
With thanks to FAQ Brandon, Buenos Aires.
Age suitability: 18+
Opening night: Thurs 9 November 2023
Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:00 Mon-Fri |12:00 – 17:00 Sat
Free exhibit, no booking required