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Life-drawing imitating life

Twice a month there is a cheap donation-based life-drawing event in Nieuwland, Amsterdam.
There is no model, but who ever wishes to model, can.
Finally a resolution I made in 2015, that I’ve been able to put in practice!
It’s a very good skill to have when you’re trying to improve your drawing levels.

Find the Facebook life-drawing event here.

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Radio interview: Kulti Kulti

Afgelopen zaterdag 9 maart was ik de hoofdgast in de Kulti Kulti – LGBT+ Radioshow van Robert Weijers waarin ik over mijn kunst en mijzelf als gendergevorderde spreek.
In de uitzendtijd van MVS Gaystation bij SALTO stadsradio Amsterdam.

Nu online terug te luisteren:

kultikulti #68
met
Gert Hekma’s ABC van Perversies: “Zweep”,
audiocolumn: “Leaving Neverland”,
Marc Hesselink over The Rocky Horror Picture Show
en een vrolijk interview met mij.

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EXPO: February @ Dokhuis Gallery

jiro-dokhuis-portret U I T N O D I G I N G

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Een microscopische selectie van Jiro Ghianni’s illustratieve trans/gender/queer werk, op hout en papier, is de hele maand februari te zien in de Dokhuis Galerie.
—> Minuscule Mini Opening op donderdag 7 februari van 19:00h t/m 19:07h.
Opdracht 1: Gaat allen bij het expositie muurtje staan en roep “Ohh! Ahh! Dit is de belangrijkste expositie ooit gehouden!”
—> Herhaalde opening op donderdag 14 februari (Valentijnsdag) 19:00h.
Opdracht 2: Schrijf de namen van je ergste exen op papier en laat deze door Jiro’s tekenpen vernietigen.

Elke donderdag kun je hier zeer betaalbaar eten, reserveren niet nodig.

A D R E S
Plantage Doklaan 8-12,
Amsterdam.

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Comic: De aanval der Qualiens

(This post is in Dutch. Click here for the English translation of the comic).

Zelf erger ik me vaak aan strips die te ‘uitleggerig” of educatief zijn. Of waarvan ik het gevoel krijg dat ze me een expliciete mening op proberen te leggen, terwijl elke strip natuurlijk wel een boodschap heeft. Zeker die van mij Hoe suggereer je een boodschap die mensen aan het denken zet zonder dat het een preek wordt? Is kunst alleen goed als het meer dan 1 ding kan betekenen en ambigu blijft? Is een activistische strip eigenlijk altijd per definitie slecht want te sentimenteel?
Onderstaande vertaling maakte ik onlangs met het doel om deze in Kutlul Magazine te plaatsen, maar deze is geweigerd omdat het te ‘educatief’ zou zijn. Zelf zie ik dat niet zo.
Lees en geniet.


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Art: The Ironic Queer Self-defense series

Question: I am doing a series of drawings about ironic queer self-defense but I need more ideas.
Situations where the anti-queer bashing can be undone by something very, very queer.
Send me your ideas! Win something!

Here are the first three I came up with.

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Art: Anxious Love Series

Two weeks ago I appeared in a major Dutch newspaper; in an interview about cruising in the gay scene as a transman. All of the text was carefully and correctly constructed, with much emphasis on sex-positivity. I got a lot of positive responses, but also a few dumb ones and those are the ones that linger. I was annoyed by one person who claimed I had no love in my life, since the whole article is about dates that are purely focused on sex. But of course I actually talk to the guys I date. Connections do get made. And besides my cruising lifestyle I still fall in love, with both men and women and any other sex or gender or non-gender… In fact: the search for true commitment and a deeply meaningful connection with someone else is my main quest, and my biggest pain.

Here is a whole new series I did about that, and how affection causes the biggest of anxieties. These are things that make me blue (hence the blue ink).

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Art: the *complete* 2018 Queer Advent

It is done. And again quite the challenge to try and draw a new gag or a new original idea every day. By the end of the month I couldn’t do it anymore so I posted three reworked Bosoms comics.
Anyway, here is all of the goodness that I made for my queer advent calendar (I will exhibit some of them and they will be for sale in the Dokhuis Gallery in Amsterdam this February):

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*New* Webshop for direct art

It’s christmas time so you’re going to have to buy stuff. Whether you like it or not. You may as well help me out and give my life meaning by buying my art in my *new* webshop here:
This means you’re buying the art-prints directly from me.
Please do it.
I’m desparate.
Buy something from me.
Now.
Please.
I’m begging you.
Nobody loves me.
🍆🍑🍆🍑🍆🍑🍆
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The Queer Advent Calendar

This entire month I’m doing something incredibly fun for you: I’m making a queer advent calendar!
Swipe open a little door on my instagram account and get a new surprise every day!
I’m not roman catholic (my italian father was) but I do love me some sentimental rituals, and queers need more of those.

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Art: my mother’s plant

The one thing I’d take with me if my house would catch fire.
When my mother dies I hope to be able to keep the plant alive that she gave me when I was a twelve year old girl.
It has seen and survived many things.
This drawing can be seen in my current exhibition this month.

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EXPO: Jiro’s trans/gender/queer illustrations

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Deze zondag opent mijn nieuwe bescheiden expositie.
Minder dan een maand na mijn eerste solo tentoonstelling in Nijmegen, nu met geheel ander, iets minder seksueel expliciet werk.

Attentie: het werk is niet geschikt voor mensen met fragiele masculiniteit!
Kom het patriarchaat verpletteren in een relaxte setting; de vroege bezoeker krijgt gratis prosecco bij de opening deze zondag 2 december, vernissage om 18:00h.
De expo-muren zijn in veganistisch restaurant De Peper, toegankelijk via de hoofdingang achter de poort, dan door de twee buitendeuren de gang en daar dan de eerste linkerdeur.

Facebook event hier.

Adres: Overtoom 301, Amsterdam.

Opening hours
Tuesdays 18:00-01:00
Thursdays 18:00-01:00
Fridays 18:00-03:00
Sundays 18:00-01:00
please call after 15:00 h. on the day you want to eat dinner, to make a reservation:
General Information: www.depeper.org

My new exhibit is opening this Sunday. Warning: my work can not be viewed by people with fragile masculinity!
Come and smash the patriarchy in a relaxed setting.
Free prosecco if you come early!
At: De Peper, Overtoom 301 – left door in the hallway.

“…Jiro Ghianni will be exhibiting comics as well as illustrations, that cannot be viewed by people with fragile masculinity.
Once a multi-media visual artist at the Willem de Kooning Academy and Massachusetts College of Art Boston, Jiro has been a prominent transgender activist and artist since the 90’s of last century. He was part of the feminist Zsa Zsa Zine collective, presented at the legendary Queers and Comics conference in New York and is now best known as the maker of “The Bosoms”: quaint transman comics about his breasts escaping the hospital. In De Peper all pieces are available for sale.
More of his queer art can be seen for free at instagram @thebosoms …”

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Art: International Prototype of Masculinity

If anything happens that’s outside of gender norms, fragile masculinity immediately deflates, so the base unit from the International Prototype of Manliness must be kept static and clearly defined at all costs.

masc-standard

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