The White Cubicle Toilet Gallery is exactly what it sounds like, a gallery in a bathroom. Specifically, the bathroom in the George and Dragon Public House in London. As such, there’s room for very small-scale works and not much else, but that’s all that’s needed for the kind of paper installation opening October 18, 8 pm – 12 am.
The first UK exhibit of the work of Paola Revenioti, a Greek transgender artist and activist, Kraximo comprises a collage installation of pages and photos from her magazine of the same name, a “trans-anarchist fanzine” published between 1986 and 1992. A devoted indie publisher if ever there were, Revenioti funded Klaximo through prostitution. The magazine featured articles on gay and trans rights, interviews with poets, and racy photographs of her encounters with men.
Curated by Konstantinos Menelaou of the Queer Archive, along with White Cubicle’s Paul Sammut, the Kraximo show is a continuation of an exhibit of Revenioti’s photos and videos at Athens’ Breeder Gallery in January of this year, the first time her work has been exhibited by an art institution.
Following the magazine’s closure in 1992, Paola Revenioti organized and financed Greece’s first gay pride that year in Athens. Still active, Revenioti continues to produce on transgender documentary projects and publish her writings online.
Kraximo, George and Dragon Public House, 2 Hackney Road, London E2, with a DJ set by The Sugarlow Boys and a special performance by A Man to Pet.