See the world of drag with me on this visit to the Drag Power exhibition at CODA Museum in Apeldoorn.
Drag is about empowerment, expression, activism, art, fashion and so much more. The highlight of the exhibition is ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’, the series of coloured screen prints by Andy Warhol depicting drag queens and trans women from the New York night club scene.
11:30 – 12:00 – Meet at the CODA Café
12:00 – 13:30 – Visit the exhibition ‘Drag Power – Gender, Pride & Glamour’ and check out other parts of the museum
13:30 – Wrap-up, we can go for lunch or say our good-byes
Regular admission is €10,00. Holders of a Museumkaart (Dutch museum card) can collect a free ticket at the CODA Museum desk.
You can purchase your own ticket here:
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Imposing, eccentric and extravagant are words that you often think of with drag queens. More and more often drags are the topic of conversation; RuPaul’s Drag Race made drag known worldwide. But what does drag (dressed resembling a girl) actually stand for? Is it a game of dressing up, appearance and pleasure? Or is there more to it? The exhibition ‘Drag Power – Gender, Pride & Glamour’ shows the exuberant gears, but above all shows what is behind the sequins and under the wig.
The exhibition features Andy Warhol’s series of work ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’. The title itself refers to the gender duality the drag queens embody. Each portrait maintains the gender ambiguity of its subject and shows them as confident, coy, and vulnerable.
Drag Power also showcases the personal stories of five drags active in the Netherlands. It’s about their background, the various reasons for starting drag and their experiences. It features the queens Jennifer Hopelezz, Lady Galore, Licka Lolly and ChelseaBoy plus drag king Mason Tonight.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
CODA Museum in Apeldoorn is the place for ever-new exhibitions featuring modern visual art, contemporary costume and artists’ jewellery made by (inter)national designers and artists, and art on and made of paper. It is is a place full of inspiration, stimulation and creativity.