Guided Tour 01 March 2017 - 30 April 2017

Guided Tours at the Schwules Museum*

Saturday, March 25th at 4pm guided tour (with the curator) Tapetenwechsel 2.0/Change of Scenery ("Rock Hudson and the AIDS Crisis") (in German).

Thursday, March 30th at 6pm guided tour The Lightest Shade of Aflatoon (in English).

Saturday, April 1st at 4pm guided tour (with a curator) Siegfried Wagner (in German).

Thursday, April 6th at 6pm guided tour (with a curator) The Lightest Shade of Aflatoon (in English).

Saturday, April 8th at 4pm guided tour (with a curator) ğ – queer forms migrate (in English).

Thursday, April 13th at 6pm guided tour The Lightest Shade of Aflatoon (in German).

Saturday, April 15th at 4pm guided tour Tapetenwechsel 2.0/Change of Scenery ("Rock Hudson and the AIDS Crisis") (in German).

Thursday, April 20th at 6pm guided tour (with a curator) Siegfried Wagner (in German).

Saturday, April 22nd at 4pm guided tour (with a curator) ğ – queer forms migrate (in English / Turkish). 

Thursday, April 27th at 6pm guided tour  Tapetenwechsel 2.0/Change of Scenery ("Rock Hudson and the AIDS Crisis") (in English).

Saturday, April 29th at 4pm guided tour (with a curator) The Lightest Shade of Aflatoon (in English / Farsi).

The tours are free, visitors only have to pay admission for the museum itself.

Additional guided tours for private groups, educational trips or similar can be requested and booked via fuehrungen(at)schwulesmuseum.de. When it comes to the number of participants, we recommend 25 for tours through our exhibitions and the museum itself and 15 participants for tours through our archive.

News 26 March 2017, 16:00

Artist Talk: Hasan Aksaygın & Yener Bayramoğlu

Yener Bayramoğlu will lead a conversation with the artist Hasan Aksaygin on queerness, migration and artistic practice in Berlin.

Hasan Aksaygın’s mural painting for ğ will be a study in self-portraiture similar to his earlier work. This time, the archaeological artifacts excavated in Cyprus, which Aksaygın encountered in the collection ‘In Focus: Cyprus, Aphrodite’s Island’ in Berlin’s Neues Museum serve as his starting point. His mural of the same title is an intervention with acrylic paint on the walls of the Schwules Museum*. It provides an alternative to the dominant discourse around male migrant bodies and widespread notions of masculinity in Germany.

Yener Bayramoğlu is a researcher at Free University of Berlin and lecturer at Alice Salomon University. His research focuses on queer migration, queer representations, cultural studies, discourse analysis and digital ethnography. His recent research project Imaginaries of gender and sexuality on the move was awarded by a fellowship from Margherita-von-Brentano-Center for Gender Studies. It was a comparative study of digital media’s role for the queer refugees in Germany and Turkey. He published several articles in books and journals. In his upcoming book, which is based on his PhD thesis, he analyzes the historical transformation of queer representations in Turkish and German tabloid press. 

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News 02 April 2017, 18:30

Queer Kitchen: Reih' dich ein in die queere Einheitsfront?

Nach den Erfolgen rechter Bewegungen in den USA, Großbritannien, Frankreich, den Niederlanden und der AfD in Deutschland rufen Akteur_innen in lesbischen und schwulen Zusammenhängen vermehrt zu Geschlossenheit auf, um effektiv gegen den Backlash vorzugehen. Dies wird häufig mit der Kritik verknüpft, Teile der Bewegung würden lieber spalten, indem sie mit Rassismus- und Transphobie-Vorwürfen um sich werfen, Sprechverbote verhängen und überhaupt die Political Correctness übertreiben anstatt die wirklichen Gegner_innen zu bekämpfen.

Wir laden zu einem offenen Austausch ein, um darüber zu diskutieren, worum es in diesen Auseinandersetzungen eigentlich geht und warum die Rhetorik der Geschlossenheit gerade jetzt Konjunktur hat. Erinnert das nicht irgendwie an das altbekannte Muster, die Anliegen marginalisierter Gruppen als "Nebenwiderspruch" zu disqualifizieren, ganz so wie einst die linken Männer Feministinnen in ihre Schranken zu weisen suchten? Wird die Kritik an Ungleichheiten und Machtverhältnissen in unseren Zusammenhängen inhaltlich weniger berechtigt und diskussionswürdig, weil die Form und Tonalität, in der sie manchmal artikuliert wird, durchaus auch problematisiert werden kann? Und schließlich: Wie könnten politische Bündnisse aussehen, die den Kampf gegen Diskriminierung in der Mehrheitsgesellschaft mit dem Kampf gegen Diskriminierung in unseren eigenen Reihen verbinden anstatt diese Kämpfe gegeneinander auszuspielen?

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News 20 April 2017, 20:00

Thomas Mann’s „The Holy Sinner“ – as a critical analysis of heteronormativity

The medieval court romance Gregorius by Hartmann von Aue, that tells the story of the protagonist wrapped up in a double incest, can hardly be read other than in a psycho-analytical way in the middle of the 20th century. This is exactly what Thomas Mann did in the Gregorius adaptation Der Erwählte [The Chosen], published in English as The Holy Sinner.

In his lecture, Benedikt Wolf tries to reconstruct this path of the narrative based in central psychoanalytical terms such as castration complex, primal scene, partial drive, Oedipus complex etc. In the end, so Wolf’s claim, Mann turns the “selection” of Gregorius into a need for redemption – the longing for a polymorph-perverse universe that surpasses heteronormative gender binaries.  

In collaboration with the Deutsche Thomas Mann Gesellschaft.