Queer Reads Library 流動閱酷

 

Queer Reads Library (QRL) is a mobile collection of books and independently published zines centered around queer subjectivity. We collaborate with activists, archivists and artists to facilitate discussions and workshops. Our team is Beatrix Pang, myself (co-founders) and artist-writer Rachel Lau. Follow our Instagram for updates and read about QRL on Still / Loud, Eye on Design, Artforum, The Paris Review, Harper’s Bazaar (HK) and Hokk Fabrica.

 
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QRL at CultureFest organized by Plug Magazine, October 6 - 7, 2018.

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Queer Reads Picnic at Art After Hours, Tai Kwun Contemporary, October 19, 2018.

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Mini QRL display with Zine Coop at art book in China, November 2 - 4, 2018.

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QRL at Migrants’ Pride, with artist/writer El Lee, November 18, 2018.

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Queer Reads Dialogue with activist and collector Connie Chan and zine expert Ranee Ng at Eaton, November 19, 2018.

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QRL Exhibition including 1990s Hong Kong zines from the collection of Connie Chan.
In partnership with Eaton Workshop as part of the Human/Progress Festival, November 17, 2018 - January 7, 2019.

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QRL at Tai Kok Tsui Zine Fest, Bedroom, December 6, 2018.

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QRL at Booked, Hong Kong’s first international art book fair organized by Tai Kwun Contemporary, January 11 - 13, 2019.

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QRL photobook display at 8edroom zine fair organized by Bedroom and 8-Ball Community, February 23 - 25, 2019.
Dialogue with Gabriel Cheung of Small Potatoes Press, moderated by Eugene from Maekan.

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QRL at the third Hong Kong Queer Literary and Culture Festival, March 29 - 31, 2019.
Including three collaborative posters with artists Cenga Tse, Rice + Lumpy and Iammelancholy,
Reading corner and mini-discussion on QRL’s holdings (March 30),
Talk with Connie Chan on the networks forged through 90s queer zines and newsletters (March 31),
and our friend Veronica Sanchis of Foto Féminas who we invited to create a mobile human library.

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QRL with Asia Art Archive at Isla de Ediciones of arteBA art fair in Buenos Aires, 11 - 14 April, 2019. Thanks to John Tain.

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Queer Visibility and Printed Matter: a dialogue with Marrz Saludez Balaoro (Filguys) and Serene Hui Sze-Lok co-hosted by QRL and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, April 26, 2019.

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QRL at Black Book Assembly, tabling and participating in a discussion Sharing Space: On Independent Publishing, Libraries and Archives with wares and indisczinepartij, April 27 - 28, 2019.

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QRL English/Cantonese queer lexicon workshop, with venue support from The Gamut Project and Studio 94, and food from Table of Two Cities, May 1, 2019.

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QRL with Zine Coop at Kitakagaya Flea & Asia Book Market, Osaka, May 25 - 26, 2019. In dialogue with Takaki-san of IN/SECTS on May 25, 4-5pm.

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QRL workshops with Ka-Man Tse: Why Printed Matter and How to Make a Zine, July 6 and 13, 2019. Supported by the Hong Kong International Photo Festival.