In August 2015, the second Antwerp Queer Arts Festival took place in Belgium. Organized by the Antwerp LGBT umbrella organization “Het Roze Huis – çavaria Antwerpen”, the Festival focused on China.
Chinese queer artists and activists Yuan Yuan, Siberian Butterfly, Xiaogang and Tony were invited to showcase the life, activism and art of LGBTI communities in China. They screened documentaries, held conferences and talks, and participated in the exhibition “Queer Arts in China” which featured photographs and paper-cuts manifesting China’s queer culture. During a marvelous week of festivities, they bonded with their Belgian colleagues and walked proudly together with them in the Antwerp Pride parade.
The documentary “Queer East Meets West” takes you to the heart of the festival, and lets you participate in the joy of Belgian-Chinese comradery. Antwerp Queer Arts Festival ahoy!