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IDAHOT 2024: Willy Vanderperre Launches Collectible Items in Support of çavaria

Entrance to the exhibition WILLY VANDERPERRE prints, films, a rave and more...
Gianni Camilleri

On 17 May, we celebrate the International Day Against Holebiphobia, Transphobia and Intersexephobia (IDAHOT). In the context of the spring exhibition prints, films, a rave and more…, Willy Vanderperre is launching collectible items in support of the LGBTI+ community. Proceeds from sales will in part be donated to çavaria, the Flemish advocacy group for LGBTI+ people.

Packshot of kitchen towel, edition of 50
Willy Vanderperre

For the first time, MoMu has invited a fashion photographer to curate an exhibition about his own work. That honour fell to Belgian fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre. The exhibition highlights, among others, how Vanderperre’s fascination with youth has been a motivational force for almost three decades.

Consistent with his identification with youth and subcultures, Willy Vanderperre has developed an associated programme with film, music and the launch of his limited collectible items in the form of drops.

With this, Vanderperre wants to support the LGBTI+ community. To this end, he and MoMu chose the advocacy group çavaria, which is committed to the well-being, equal rights, and equal opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex individuals.

By way of these collectibles, we want to make people aware of the problems faced by the LGBTI+ community faces. If I can use my voice to create more equality, I am delighted to do so.

Willy Vanderperre
  • Stickers Willy Vanderperre
  • Buttons Willy Vanderperre
  • T-shirt Willy Vanderperre
  • Antique napkin Willy Vanderperre
  • Patches Willy Vanderperre
  • Face towel Willy Vanderperre

The items are for sale near the entrance to the exhibition. "A bit like the merch stand at concerts and festivals", says Vanderperre. "Strangely enough, that is usually the first thing you come across at these events. In this case, the series announces what you will be seeing in the exhibition."

"For every event we will organize in the museum and beyond, I created different items that will be included in the exhibition. They depict images that are not framed, every single one a collectible item: limited edition pieces, varying from stickers, patches, badges, towels and more. The tote bag is a recurring item that will evolve over the show period", he continues.

With this initiative, MoMu and Willy Vanderperre would like to provide çavaria with more than just financial support.

This is not just a financial support, but certainly a moral one as well. Our volunteers and team members put their heart and soul into making queer people's lives better. To create a world with a broader view of gender and sexuality. Often, doing this work is enjoyable, but sometimes hard and very confronting. At times like these, the unexpected support of allies gives extra energy to persevere.

Eef Heylighen, Spokesperson çavaria

International Day Against Holebiphobia, Transphobia and Intersexephobia

On 17 May in 1990, the World Health Organisation, decided to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. Since then, the LGBT, transgender and intersex community has declared this day as the International Day Against Holebiphobia, Transphobia and Intersexophobia: IDAHOT.

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