News 14 January 2016, 19:00 - 14 January 2016

Reading with Krista Beinstein

The action aritst Krista Beinstein presents her 10th new picture book: "Sinfonie des Lebens": plunge into an artistic world of sensua-erotic and weird-grotesque stories. The volume contains an interview by media scientist Claudia Reiche. Krista Beinstein deals with crossing limits and excesses in the female sexuality, her interest lies in transformation. Her staging of female lust are part of the most radical works in the area of erotic art.

 

News 23 January 2016, 19:00 - 23 January 2016

“No Straight Lines” – Lesung mit Justin Hall

Im Rahmen unserer Ausstellung “SuperQueeroes - Unsere LGBTIQ* Comic Held_innen“ liest Justin Hall aus seinem Comicband „No Straight Lines – 4 Decades of Queer Comics”. Mit dem Buch gewann er 2012 den Lambda Literary Award im Bereich LGBT Anthologie. Als Kurator eröffnet Justin Hall das breitgefächerte Begleitprogramm zur Ausstellung.


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“No Straight Lines” – Reading with Justin Hall

In the context of the exhibition “SuperQueeroes - Our LGBTI* Comic Book Heroes and Heroines” Justin Hall reads from his Comic book „No Straight Lines – 4 Decades of Queer Comics”. He won the LGBT Anthology at the 2012 Lambda Literary Awards. As a curator he opens the accompanying program of the exhibition.

News 25 January 2016, 18:30 - 25 January 2016

Homosexualität im Comic

Eine Geschichte schwuler Comic-Helden

Comics? Schwul? Porno! Denkt man vielleicht. Aber die schwule Comic-Welt bietet neben dem Offensichtlichen so viel mehr: Politische, literarische, witzige, spritzige, freche Comics – sie bilden die gesamte schwule Welt ab. So wie die Knollennasen des Ralf König, gleichzeitig Chronist und Karikaturist der Szene. Ein wichtiger unter vielen anderen Zeichnern in der Welt, die das Leben durch die Homo-Brille sehen.

Markus Pfalzgraf stellt uns die Alltagshelden schwuler Comics vor, aber auch frühe Underground-Helden: Von den drallen Lederkerlen eines Tom of Finland, die die schwule Ikonografie früh geprägt haben, über die poetischen Werke von Howard Cruse bis hin zu japanischen Zeichnungen zwischen Kitsch und Gewalt ist alles dabei. In der Präsentation kommen lesbische Zeichnerinnen wie Alison Bechdel ebenso zum Zuge.

Markus Pfalzgraf ist Autor des Buches Stripped – A Story of Gay Comics. Darin sind die unterschiedlichsten Strömungen schwuler Comics versammelt und eingeordnet. Es ist die erste Übersicht dieser Art. Der Autor ist sonst eher als politischer Journalist tätig, überwiegend für Radio und Fernsehen.

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Comics? Gay? Porno! You might think. But the gay comic-world offers so much more than the obvious: political, literary, funny, sparkling, cheeky comics – they build up the whole gay world. Like the bulbous nose of Ralf König, at the same time the scene’s chronicler and caricaturist. An important illustrator of many others in the world, that all look at life trough homo-glasses.

Markus Pfalzgraf presents the everyday heroes of gay comics, but also early underground-heroes: it has it all, from the leather men of Tom of Finland, witch early shaped the gay iconography, to the poetic works of Howard Cruse to the Japanese illustrations between kitsch and violence. The presentation includes also lesbian illustrators as Alison Bechdel.

Markus Pfalzgraf is author of the book “Stripped – A Story of Gay Comics”. Different trends of gay comics are included and classified. It is the first overview in this vein. The author usually operates as a political journalist, mainly for radio and television.

 

 

 

News 31 January 2016, 16:00 - 31 January 2016

Erinnerungen an Hildegard Knef

Achtung:

Auf Grund von Platzproblemen können nur die ersten 40 Besucher_innen zur Veranstaltung zugelassen werden! Bitte kommen Sie rechtzeitig!

Anlässlich ihres 14. Todestages findet am 31. Januar 2016 ein spezieller Knef Abend im Schwulen Museum* statt.

 

Wegen des großen Erfolges wird die Veranstaltung mit René Koch "Erinnerungen an Hildegard Knef wiederholt".

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Hildegard Knef evening

On the occasion of Hildegard Knef’s 14th anniversary of her death there will be a special Knef evening at the Schwules Museum* on 31 January 2016.

News 06 February 2016 - 06 February 2016

LANDLORDS - Filmpremiere

Auftaktveranstaltung zur Berlinale 2016

Filmpremiere des Dokumentarfilms "Landlords - The Economics of S&M Apartments in Berlin" von
Emre Busse und Ceven Knowles (deutsch mit englischen Untertiteln)

16 Uhr - erste Vorstellung
17 Uhr - Performance von TRACKS
18 Uhr - zweite Vorstellung

Ein Dokumentarfilm über die Kultur und Ökonomie von S/M-Apartments in Berlin, in dem es um folgende Fragen geht: Wer sind die Mieter, wer die Vermieter dieser Wohnungen, wie sind sie gestaltet, auf welchen Wegen finden diese Orte ihre Kunden, welche Bedeutung und welchen Stellenwert haben sie innerhalb des schwulen Sextourismus, für den Berlin weltbekannt ist?

Auf der einen Seite gibt es in Berlin nicht erst seit dem Mauerfall eine große Off-Künstler- & Kulturszene, in der sich auch viele queer-alternative Freiräume herausbilden konnten, jenseits der und in Abgrenzung zur durchkommerzialisierten, kapitalistischen Verwertungsmaschinerie. Auf der anderen Seite steht inbesondere in Schöneberg der schwule Mainstream mit seinen Bars, Cafés, Mode- und Fetischläden als eigenständiger Teil der Berliner Vergnügungs- und Tourismuswirtschaft.

Aus ganz unterschiedlichen Perspektiven beschäftigt sich Landlords mit den Besonderheiten dieser kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Nische zwischen Kommerz und Off-Kultur und versucht Wechselwirkungen sowie Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten sowohl in die eine, als auch in die andere Richtung zu beleuchten.

Den inhaltlichen Mittelpunkt des Films bildet der Begriff des Fetisch und seine Bedeutung für die zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen und jenen zwischen Mensch und Objekt, der eine große Rolle in den Schriften sowohl von Sigmund Freud und als auch Karl Marx spielt. Freud sieht im Fetisch ein Objekt, dem Eigenschaften zugeschrieben werden, die er eigentlich nicht hat und als menschliche erkannt werden sollte, während Marx sich mit dem Tauschwert der Ware auf der Ebene der Produktions- und Herrschaftsverhältnisse befasst.

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Movie Premiere of the Dokumentary Film "Landlords - The Economics of S&M Apartments in Berlin" by Emre Busse and Ceven Knowles (german with english subtitles)

16.00PM - First Screening
17:00PM - Performance by TRACKS
18.00PM - Second Screening

An experimental documentation behind the culture of S&M apartment rentals in Berlin answering the questions: who owns them, how are they designed/built, to whom and how they are marketed, and how they fit into their niche market within the cities well-known sex tourism trade?

"Homeownership fetish" broke out as an American Dream in the beginning of 1900's, and its historical variation on today’s social predicaments like globalization, immigration issues and gentrification. Berlin -the fetish capitol of Europe- creates a new area of criticism in the homosocial environment which can be associated with commodity fetishism, also provided by more than five fetish housing companies.

On one side sits, the material conditions of a fringe non-economy, the artist culture, the many spaces that existed in berlin after the fall of the wall which led way to having social spaces that developed into alternative and queer social spaces often serving as non-capitalist marketplaces, those led the way to further evolving queer culture in the city. And on the other side: the mainstream gay culture of Schöneberg wıth its bars, shops, cafes, and other marketplaces leads to new ways of thinking in regards to economics.

Fetish has a particular presence in the writings of both Marx and Freud. Its implications for these two theorists of the social and personal relations between human beings and objects. The works of Freud suggests that the idea of the fetish involves attributing properties to objects that they do not 'really' have and that should correctly be recognised as human, while Marx's account of fetishism addresses the exchange-value of commodities at the level of the economic relations of production.

With this documentary, we intend to explore the relationship between supply and demand in this niche of the sex community to perhaps understand and think of other new possible applications within the non-commercial gay and queer marketplaces.

News 06 March 2016, 18:00

Queer Kitchen

After a short break, our “Queer Kitchen” talk format returns to the Schwules Museum*. Every first Sunday of the month, we will discuss current topics and conflict in an atmosphere of relaxed solidarity, encouraging an inspired exchange about our desires and utopias: where are we, what are we fighting for, how do we want to live, and most importantly, what’s next? There will be different guests for each event, and snacks, of course.

March 6.

 “Between sexual liberation and the protection of perpetrators: on the relation between West-German Gay Liberation and the pedophile movement.”

Ever since the aggressive media campaign against “Die Grünen” during the general election of 2013, there is a very public ongoing discussion about §176, the age of consent for sex between children, adolescents and adults, and the involvement of the West-German Gay Liberation movement with all of this.

The distancing of the majority of that movement only happened in the 1990s, which is still used to discredit gay politics and politicians in general, or projects such as the Waldschlösschen. Apart from the understandable wish to counter these constantly repeated defamations, it seems that there is no real discussion on the topic itself and the problems that are at the bottom of it. How can it be that the demands of pedophile groups got backed by the majority of the Gay Liberation movement, even though, or maybe because, the feminist movement simultaneously put the fight against sexual violence on the top of their political agenda?

We want to talk about the way gay, lesbian and queer communities handle this topic today, as well as how pedophilia is being understood and treated by psychologists and psychoanalysts in 2016. One the podium as guests: Andrés Gonzáles Axthammer, Birgit Bosold, and Volker Wolterdorff.

News 24 March 2016, 18:30 - 24 March 2016

Sex & Superheroes: Comic Characters in Porn Movies

It is a well-known fact that superheroes and heroines look pretty hot in their spandex outfits. They are super fit, they can fly, and they premanently grab each other crotches. No wonder that comic fans have long fantasized how it would be to have sex with Wonder Woman, Batman or Robin, or how it would be if they had sex with each other.

There is fan art based on these scenarios, and they have also inspired the porn industry. There are countless – sometimes very bizarre – porn movies featuring famous superheroes. Most of them are made for the mainstream hetero-market. But there are also many examples how LGBTI producers have tried to create their own versions with a smaller budget and give the topic a notably queer twist.

During this event, independend film producer Frank C. Marx, an independend film producer, will talk about the different artistic and erotic encounters of the LGBTI porn industry with superhero characters. He will bring along film clips and illustrate what developments can be noted in the past years. An especially funny example will be the cartoon “Nooky Man”: a superhero generates his superpowers from sperm, which is why he has constant anal intercourse. (One has to see this movie to believe what is happening.)

Also, computer designer Antonio Rodriguez will explain how he managed to create a “penis software” which allows people to add cocks to their animated characters. He helped artist Joe Phillips create his classic “Stonewall & Riot” movie, which will be shown in excerpts that night.

The discussion will be led by Dr. Kevin Clarke, author of the bestseller “Porn: From Andy Warhol to X-Tube” and one of the curators of last year’s exhibition “Porn That Way.”

Because of the sexual content, the event is 18+.

4 Euro entrance (exhibitions are not included in the price)

News 29 March 2016, 10:00 - 30 March 2016

MASKEN, GLITZER, KRYPTONIT - Mit Stift und Fantasie für eine bessere Welt

Angebot in den Osterferien 2016

Di 29.03. bis Fr 01.04.2016, 10-14 Uhr, 4 x 4 Stunden, ab 15 Jahre

Veranstaltungsprogramm zur Ausstellung "SuperQueeroes - Unsere LGBTI* - Comic-Held_innen"

Erfinde tapfere Superheld*innen - Welche Aufgaben könnten sie lösen und welche Abenteuer bestehen? - Lerne mehr über Figurengestaltung, Perspektive, Panel- und Seitenaufbau sowie Grundlagen des Storytellings - Entwickle und zeichne deine Geschichte - Sammle sie in einem Comicheft für zu Hause oder präsentiere sie im Café des Schwulen Museums. Ein Angebot in Kooperation mit Jugend im Museum e.V.

Kursleitung Tine Fetz, Illustratorin/Comiczeichnerin
Kursgebühr 46 Euro + Materialgebühr 6 Euro

Anmeldung
Jugend im Museum, 030-2664222-42, info(at)jugend-im-museum.de
www.jugend-im-museum.de

Direkter Link zum Angebot.

News 03 April 2016, 18:00

Queer Kitchen: Growing old together? Queer solidarity between the generations

Growing old does not necessarily mean the same thing to everyone. How, and with whom, we live in our old(er) age and what support we get from our surroundings depends on our financial and social resources. Discrimination of lesbians, gays and queers often intensifies as we grow older; while at the same time the care facilities of the public health system don’t match our special needs and wishes. Because many older LGBTI people are childless, there is limited care from direct family members. Additionally, many church institutions that offer care facilities for the elderly are dominated by heterosexual ideas of “normality” which intensify feelings of loneliness for LGBTI people.

The next Queer Kitchen will deal with the questions that this situation creates. We will discuss, with our guests and everyone who joins us, how “elderly” lesbians, gays and queers live: what needs and expectations do they have? What kind of problems are they faced with? What is their position within the LGBTI community, and how does the LGBTI community position them? How would a collective way of dealing with growing old look? What are good examples for lived solidarity between the generations?

Sunday, 3 April, 2016, 6 to 8.30 pm. As always, this talk will be held in an atmosphere of solidarity, with snacks and drinks, for a donation.

News 14 April 2016, 19:00 - 14 April 2016

Vortrag: Yuri, Girls‘ Love, Shoujo Ai?! Gibt es lesbische Manga?

Dieser Vortrag versucht Licht zu bringen in den Dschungel weiblicher gleichgeschlechtlicher Intimitäten im Manga. Er zeichnet historische Entwicklungen bis in die heutige Zeit nach, wirft Licht auf Figuren, Geschichten, übergreifende Themen und wiederkehrende Muster. Nicht zu kurz kommen dabei die Menschen, die diese Geschichten schaffen und/oder konsumieren. Durch Aussagen aus Interviews und Umfragen geht der Vortrag der Frage nach, was die japanischen Künstler*innen, Redakteur*innen und Leser*innen antreibt. Es zeigt sich schnell, dass man einfache Antworten in diesem Dschungel meistens vergeblich sucht – dies einem aber nicht den Spaß am Lesen verderben sollte.

Dr. Verena Maser studierte Japanologie und Soziologie, und promovierte zum Thema yuri Manga. Sie arbeitet als freiberufliche Übersetzerin und Autorin, u.a. überträgt sie für Tokyopop den Manga Citrus ins Deutsche.

News 15 April 2016, 19:00

TALK AT THE MUSEUM: What does it mean to be young and LGBT*I* today?

Young, queer, and happy? This is what the new and tolerant world of LGBTI adolescents seems like: coming outs are not a problem anymore, social and family acceptance neither. On top of that, many young people do not wish to be labelled “homosexual” anymore, instead insisting on being accepted as “humans,” without labels. As a result, they often distance themselves from older “professional gays and lesbians” who have fought hard and visibly for legal and societal acceptance of their sexual orientation. For many adolescents, such public battling is alien. Which mostly changes when they themselves realize that tolerance and acceptance in Germany 2016 is not as well, as they thought it was.

Berlin author Julian Mars has captured this sometimes paradox situation well, from a gay perspective, in his success novel “Jetzt sind wir jung” (Now We Are Young). He describes the life of his hero Felix before and after finishing high school: the everyday life of a young man in a large German city, between school, family, having to choose a job, first love affairs, sex in darkrooms, and relationships via dating apps. Mars discusses the new way young gay men deal with safer sex, drugs and the older LGBTI generation.

We will talk with Julian Mars, as well as with 24 year old student Joe G. about their personal experiences and observations as queer adolescents, and we want to know, in the historical context of a museum: how has the situation for young LGBT*I* changed? How would they describe the current situation? And what do the new realities mean for a student and person starting out on a professional career?

Also on the podium: young adult novelist Karen Susan-Fessel and Detlef Mücke, one of the founders of the Gay Teachers Organization. They will compare the stories of Julian and Joe with the developments in schools over the past 30 years.

An editor from the “education” segment of the newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” will join the discussion.

Both Karen-Susan Fessel and Julian Mars will read short passages from their books.

Tickets: 4 €

News 17 April 2016, 14:00 - 17 April 2016

Live Comic Drawing Event with 123comics und Ka Schmitz

Live Comic Drawing Event with 123comics and Ka Schmitz. In a mobile switch Ka Schmitz and 123Comics draw the personal heroic stories of the exhibition visitors. Small portraits, Strips and Stories to take away arise - as unique for your pocket.

News 21 April 2016, 19:00

Ken. To be destroyed - Künstlerinnengespräch und Buchsignierung mit Sara Davidmann

Sara Davidmann will talk about her artistic work and family history and present her new book which accompanies the exhibition Ken. To be destroyed.

Sara Davidmann is a visual artist/photographer, whose photography encompasses the personal and the social/political, highlighting and questioning the relationship between the individual and society. For more than 15 years Sara has taken collaborative photographs and recorded oral histories with people from trans* and queer communities in Great Britain. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally including Museum of Liverpool 2013 – 2015, PARCspace, LCC, UAL 2014, ‘Moving Trans* History Forward’ 2014, Homotopia Arts Festival 2013, Somatechnics Sydney 2009, Transfabulous 2007. She has received numerous awards for her photography including a Philip Leverhulme Prize, Arts and Humanities Research Council awards, Wellcome Trust funding and a Fulbright Hays Scholarship.

Ken. To be destroyed has been originated/organised by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at London College of Communication. The exhibition is co curated by Val Williams and Robin Christian and the Ken. To be destroyed book is edited by Val Williams.

News 01 May 2016, 18:00 - 01 May 2016

No Queer Kitchen Event in May

Due to the International Worker's Day there won't be a Queer Kitchen at the First of May.

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The Schwules Museum* will transform itself into a space for the queer and LGBTI communities of Berlin every first Sunday of the month.

With changing guests we want to talk about current problems and conflicts in an atmosphere of solidarity, and stimulate an exchange about our wishes and utopias. Where are we, what are we fighting for, how do we live - and in particular: What's next?

News 14 May 2016, 19:00 - 14 May 2016

Comiclesung: Ach, so ist das?!

„Mein Coming Out war ein langer Weg…”, „Ich bin ein Mensch und will so gemocht werden wie ich bin!”, „Als Homo in der Schule? Echt keine leichte Sache!“ –Martina Schradi sammelt wahre Geschichten von LSBTI und zeichnet daraus Comicstrips. An diesem Abend bietet sie allen Comicfans und Freund_innen eine multimediale Lesung der Comics mit Soundmaschinen und Spielorgeln. Vorher stellt Martina Schradi das Projekt vor und wird im Anschluss auch das Buch signieren.

Sie werden sehen: LSBTI im Comic geht ernst und witzig – beides gleichzeitig, wenn das frisch verliebte lesbische Paar die besten Freund_innen besucht und der Metzger Ralph zur Gay Oriental Night aufbricht.

News 19 May 2016, 19:00 - 19 May 2016

Lecture and discussion: Black Sheroes/Heroes

This is an event with black American artist Isaiah Wolf. He will talk about classic US-American superheroes, their skin-color and why there are so few black characters out there. Isaiah Wolf is famous for his black sheroes/heroes collages. The focus of his art and of talk at the museum is on racism, representation and post-colonial attitudes in the comic world.

The talk will be in English and costs 4€ entry.

The talk will coincide with an exhibition of four new works by Isaiah Wolf in the café of the Schwules Museum*. His collages will be shown from May 18 to June 6.

Photo: US-artist Isaiah Wolf.

Lecture 26 May 2016, 18:30 - 26 May 2016

Filmvorführung und Diskussion "Der Kreis" von Stefan Haupt

Zur Eröffnung der Tagung „Staat und Homosexualitäten im 20. Jahrhundert. Brüche und Kontinuitäten in französisch- und deutschsprachigen Ländern“ wird am 26. Mai im Schwulen Museum* die deutsch-schweizerische Dokufiktion „Der Kreis“ (OmU) von Stefan Haupt, Gewinner des Teddy Awards der Berlinale 2014, gezeigt. Im Anschluss wird es eine Diskussion und historische Einordnung des Films durch den Historiker Thierry Delessert (Université de Lausanne), Autor des Buchs „Les homosexuels sont un danger absolu : homosexualité masculine en Suisse durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale“ geben. Der Vortrag und der Austausch mit dem Publikum wird auf Französisch und auf Deutsch stattfinden und jeweils simultan übersetzt. Ein Empfang wird den Abend ausklingen lassen. Mit der Erinnerung an die international bekannte schweizerische Homosexuellen-Zeitschrift „Der Kreis-le Cercle“ (1932-1967) wird die Geschichte der Homosexualitäten in der Schweiz – Grenzgebiet zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich – beleuchtet.


Die wissenschaftliche Tagung, die am 27. und 28. Mai am Centre Marc Bloch stattfindet, wird in Zusammenarbeit des Centre Marc Bloch e.V. (CMB), dem Archiv für Sexualwissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität und der Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld organisiert. Teilnehmen werden zahlreiche ForscherInnen aus den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, die zur Geschichte der Homosexualitäten arbeiten und diese anhand der Interaktionen zwischen Staat und Individuum oder Organisation in der deutsch- und französischsprachigen Welt - häufig als gegensätzlich dargestellt - untersuchen. Die Historikerin Florence Tamagne, Autorin von History of Homosexuality in Europe (Paris, London, Berlin), wird am 28. Mai um 18Uhr die Tagung mit einem Vortrag abschließen.


Für mehr Informationen zum Programm der wissenschaftlichen Tagung: cmb.hu-berlin.de/kalender/termin/staat-und-homosexualitaet-im-20-jahrhundert/  
Eintritt frei (begrenzte Saalkapazitäten)

 

      

News 27 May 2016, 18:30 - 27 May 2016

Radical romanticism, violent Cuteness and the Destruction of the World

Talk Series “Radical transfeminism” in connection with the exhibition "MILLIONAIRES CAN BE TRANS* // YOU ARE SO BRAVE*"

 

- Mijke van der Drift - In this talk I will make the case that the destruction of the world can best be achieved through love.

I will discuss cuteness through the work of Tripthi Pillai and Sianne Ngai. I will propose cuteness has more in it than seems at first sight and may have political possibility. I will turn to a viewing of Neelu Bhuman’s Love Letter/Prema Lekha, which I will show contains a proposal for Radical romanticism. This reading will shown to be the ouverture for the destruction of the world through an engagement with Aristotelian Anima and Maria Lugones’ World travelling.

Mijke works on nonnormative ethics, trans, and feminisms both inside and outside of the academy. Currently they are writing a PhD. at the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Mijke’s background is in philosophy and choreography.

News 02 June 2016, 20:00

Rituals of Resistance

"I Was Born To Make You Happy" & "The Dictatorship of Girlieness"

Rituals are mandatory…From now on freedom of choice must end…


These two works, one film and one performance capture a ritualistic approach to refusing normalisation. Both pieces draw us into compelling worlds of grief and loneliness leading us to the powerful outcome of resistance through connection.


During the performance The Dictatorship of Girlieness we are thrown into a political dystopia where our grief is mandatory and freedom of speech is a thing of the past. We are, however guided throughout the piece by these gifted performers into a new dictatorship wherein girlieness rules above all else.
I Was Born To Make You Happy sweeps us up into a fractured feminist utopia, where both Britney and witches collide, where the loneliness of a patriarchal world is challenged. Chronology is thrown out of the window in this exciting film in favour instead of a fragmentation referencing through its visual language the rupture in the 90s of emerging trans* theory as a movement away from a liberal white cis-feminism. In this enticing film we follow the characters in a ritualistic rejection of isolation and normality.

Event 05 June 2016, 18:30 - 05 June 2016

Queer Kitchen: What's Next? Schwule und Lesben in AfD & Co. - Organisierter Rassismus und Antifeminismus in der Szene

In der Queer Kitchen/What's Next?-Reihe des Schwulen Museum* widmen wir uns diesmal dieser Fragestellung:

Rechtspopulistische und rassistische Positionen sind allgegenwärtig - auch innerhalb von LGBT*-Communities.  Längst geht es nicht mehr nur um die Folgen, die das Erstarken rechter Parteien für die Errungenschaften von  LGBTQ*-Bewegungen haben könnte. Im vergangenen Jahr planten die rechtspopulistischen Schwedendemokraten einen eigenen CSD durch ein vorwiegend migrantisches Stadtviertel in Stockholm, ein bekennender Schwuler ist Vizevorsitzender von Frankreichs rechtsextremem Front National und auch in Deutschland gelingt es der AfD, Zustimmung bei LGBT*s zu gewinnen.

Im Mittelpunkt der Queer Kitchen im Juni stehen u. a. folgende Fragen: Was fordern LGBT*, die sich in rechten Parteien organisieren, und wie begründen sie ihr Engagement? Wie stehen sie zu den LGBTIQ*-Bewegungen, wie die Bewegungen zu ihnen? Was lernen wir daraus über aktuelle Versuche, LGBT*-Inhalte rechtsnational zu vereinnahmen? Aber vor allem: Welche Strategien im Umgang mit den Rechten und dem Rassismus und Antifeminismus in der Szene, auf die sie aufbauen, haben und brauchen wir?

Als Diskussionsgrundlage gibt Jan Schnorrenberg einen kurzen Input zu den "Homosexuellen in der AfD".

18:30 Uhr, im Café des Schwulen Museum*

Die Veranstalter_innen lehnen es ab, rassistischen und antifeministischen Positionen eine Plattform zur Selbstdarstellung zu bieten. Die Veranstaltung dient dem Austausch über den Umgang mit organisierten rechten LGBT's aus einer dezidiert antirassistischen und feministischen Perspektive.

Event 08 June 2016, 18:30 - 08 June 2016

From Thick Skin to Femme Armour: On Femme of Colour Art, Organizing and Resistance

Series of lectures: Radical Transfeminism in connection with the exhibition MILLIONAIRES CAN BE TRANS*

“[They] took control of their bodies— bodies that were radical in their mere existence in this misogynistic, transphobic, elitist world— because their bodies, their wits, their collective legacy of survival, were tools to care for themselves when their families, our government, and our medical establishment turned their backs.” – Janet Mock, Redefining Realness

In this presentation, Kama La Mackerel talks about the legacies of femme of color resilience and resistance by asking the following questions: given the historical violence enacted on the lives and bodies of trans women of colour, given the disproportionate number of trans women of colour who are incarcerated, homeless, barred from employment and access to health-care, given the high number of trans women of colour who are murdered every year; how do we, as trans femmes and trans women of color, honour our history and legacy of resistance? How do we build thick skins and fierce femme armours in order to thrive? How do we come together and birth a future for the generations of children yet to come? In this talk, Kama La Mackerel grapples with these questions, and also talks about art, love, healing, femme sisterhood and building a bright future for the coming generations of legendary children.

Kama La Mackerel is a Tio’tia:ke/Montreal-based community organizer, movement builder, writer, poet, story-teller, curator and multi-disciplinary artist whose work focusses on narration and cultural production as modes of anti-colonial resistance. The medium of Kama’s work ranges from performance to textiles, from story-telling to print, from poetry to photography and film. Kama is the co-founder of The Qouleur Festival, an annual arts festival and healing space that celebrates the art and lives of queer and trans people of colour in Montreal, and is also the founder and hostess of GENDER B(L)ENDER, Montreal’s unique monthly queer open stage. A femme supreme who is haunted by the ocean, Kama is very actively involved in different grassroots social justice movements and organizing around anti-racism, migrant justice, gender justice and trans mobilization. Kama was born in Mauritius and first migrated to India as a young adult before moving to Tio’tia:ke/Montreal in September 2011.

News 09 June 2016, 19:00 - 09 June 2016

“Tranny Schock”

Discussion about the topic „Trans* & Tranny“ in queer comics, together with two notorious (multimedia)trannys within the frame of the exhibition “Superqueeroes”.

We will discuss with the two performance artists and columnists about dealing with terms and definitions like “Tranny” inside the queer scene. How politically incorrect is it to use a word like “Tranny” or “Transe”? How “painful” is this for trans*people to be confronted in this way, how legitimate are calls to ban such terms? And: How much tolerance can and should be expected from both sides; the Tranny scene and trans*community?

Both self-styled “Multimedia-Trannys” and artists Kaey and Jurassica Parka tell that evening about their lives and careers, critical reactions, with which they’ve learned to deal and about changes in contact within the LGBTIQ* scene in Germany and Berlin.

Point of origin of this event is Justin Halls Comic „Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super Tranny“ (2010). It was demonetized by publisher North West Press due to protests from the American trans* community. The word “Tranny” was rated to be transphobic, although author Justin Hall was emphatic about pointing out that in the beginnings of the millennium this term had a positive connotation along the westcoast of the US, being used by queer-activists and people working in the gender sector.

Kaey and Jurassica Parka will make a comparison and tell about their experience in Germany while drawing a wide – glamorous- bow.

News 16 June 2016, 19:00

„The Lesbians were really very cruel.“ Cogitation about Homophobia, Queers and transgressive sexuality during Holocaust

How come that in over ten thousand reports of Holocaust survivors there’s not a single voice of a jewish homosexual? There where gay and lesbian jewish deportees; however they where not allowed to attest. This talk thinks of the manifested homophobia in the memory of the survivors, which is dictating until present, what is being told, collected in archives and allowed to be researched by historians and what this means to writing queer history.

Dr. Anna Hájková is Assistant Professor at University of Warwick in Great Brittain. Dr. Corinna Tomberger is a social scientist and art historian at HU Berlin. She will moderate the speech and the following discussion.

News 23 June 2016, 16:35

Modes of Endurance: Indonesian Queer Life and Politics amidst Normative Violence

Alternative sexualities and gender expressions increasingly become the target of hostility in Indonesia. While in the past sexual and gender minorities were treated with ambivalence, today the national media makes use of the acronym "LGBT" to portray minorities as an invisible and foreign threat for the nation.

At Queer Kitchen the recent event of antiqueer rethorics, violence, and abandonment in Indonesia will be adressed through the following questions: Which progressive queer politics can be made in the intersections of religious, cultural, and class differences? What forms of activism can be developed beyond claims for recognition and liberation? More importantly what concrete ways of solidarity can we engage with in the face of ongoing modes of queer endurance/exhaustion at the cusp of social death?

With Ferdiansyah Thajib.

Event 25 June 2016, 19:00 - 25 June 2016

We're criminals: India's notorious Article 377

Lecture by R. Raj Rao (University of Tübingen)

Lord Thomas Babbington Macaualay introduced Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in 1861. It criminalized what it called "unnatural sex" which was largely taken to mean anal and oral sex that homosexual men practiced.

Hence it came to be seen as an anti-gay law. The law still exists in India, though Britian itself got rid of it in 1961. The talk focusses on how the law plays itself out in modern day India; on the attempts by gay activists and the media to abolish it; on the brief reprieve we got between July 2009 and December 2013 when the Delhi High Court "read down" the law to exclude consenting adult homosexuals; and on the unwillingness of the BJP government at the centre and of the Supreme Court to amend the law, as progressive thinking would demand.

The speaker, R. Raj Rao, currently teaching at Tübingen University, Germany, is a fiction and non-fiction writer, poet, playwright and activist. His many books include three novels, a collection of short stories, four volumes of poetry, a biography, a book of interviews with gay men and women, a book of plays, and a translation into English of Indian transgender (hijra) activist Laxmi's autobiography. He regards himself as an immigrant by default because he writes in English in a country that has 30 native languages. And he regards himself as a refugee because, as a gay man, he is, after all, a criminal in his own land, in search of asylum. When in India, Rao lives in the cities of Bombay and Poona where he teaches.


The lecture is in English, and it is presented by the magazine MÄNNER (m-maenner.de).

Event 27 June 2016, 19:00 - 27 June 2016

BLACK IN BERLIN #5 Performed Identities

Identity is often a fluid construct as a person of color. How does high visibility affect the personas that we adopt in our daily lives? In what ways are these personas real and imagined, chosen and imposed?

In the June salon we’ll examine transnational constructs of people of color, identity policing and the ways we question, amplify and diminish our identities.

Due to the limited space, capacity is limited to 50.
Please RSVP to jessicalaurenelizabethtaylor@gmail.com if you wish to join the conversation.

In 2012, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor began the salon series “Black in Berlin” as a reaction to the appropriation of Afropean culture by the German, English-language mainstream media.

The experience of being Black in Berlin can oftentimes be polarizing. The lingering effects of African colonization that are ever present in the city mixed with the inherent alienation of “representing” the other creates a complex day to day existence. This paradox does not have to be internalized. The Black in Berlin Salon is an opportunity to dialogue issues, foster community and generate conversation with the willing to listen. The salon encourages people of all races and backgrounds to participate in the discussion. Each participant is given time and space ask questions, voice frustrations, tell stories and commiserate in the hopes that by engaging in a dialogue we can help alleviate the very real stresses that come with the trauma of existing in marginalized communities. Each session of the Black in Berlin Salon operates loosely around a different theme.

The Black in Berlin salon doesn’t focus on a singular oppressive institution like racism but will take an intersectional stance to see how the oppressive institutions of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism are interconnected.

The title Black in Berlin is a reference to the double entendre of the German word “schwarz,” often used to describe something negative, e.g. “schwarzfahren.” The Black in the title refers to black and brown people and all people of color who have felt on the outside in Berlin.

The event will be in English in the café of the Schwules Museum*. It also marks the end of the exhibition "Transformers": six collages by Isaiah Wolf. There will be no entry fees.

Event 03 July 2016, 18:30 - 03 July 2016

Modes of Endurance: Indonesian Muslim Queer Lives and Politics amidst Normative Violence

With Ferdiansyah Thajib

Alternative sexualities and gender expressions increasingly become the target of hostility in Indonesia. While in the past sexual and gender minorities were treated with ambivalence, today the national media makes use of the acronym "LGBT" to portray minorities as an invisible and foreign threat for the nation.

At Queer Kitchen the recent event of antiqueer rethorics, violence, and abandonment in Indonesia will be adressed through the following questions: Which progressive queer politics can be made in the intersections of religious, cultural, and class differences? What forms of activism can be developed beyond claims for recognition and liberation? More importantly what concrete ways of solidarity can we engage with in the face of ongoing modes of queer endurance/exhaustion at the cusp of social death?

The event will be in english.

News 07 July 2016, 19:00

Von Beau Brummell bis Sebastian Horsley. Der Dandy in der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart.

Dandys sind kultivierte Müßiggänger. Müßiggang ist nicht gleichzusetzen mit Nichtstun. Die Zeit muss ausgefüllt werden mit Auftritten vor dem eigenen Spiegel und in der Öffentlichkeit. Die Bemühungen des Dandys gelten ausschließlich der eigenen Person und ihrer Vervollkommnung. Jede Art von produktiver Tätigkeit liegt ihm fern. Sein einziger Beruf ist die Eleganz. In seiner spielerischen Anmut und Leichtigkeit gleicht der Dandy den kleistschen Marionetten. Von der Trägheit der Materie, die ihren Bestrebungen entgegensteht, wollen sie nichts wissen, „weil die Kraft, die sie in die Lüfte erhebt, größer ist, als jene, die sie an die Erde fesselt.“

Der Vortrag ist eine Tour d'Horizon durch die Geschichte des Dandytums vom king of fashion George Brummell bis zum dandy in the underworld Sebastian Horsley.

Prof. Dr. Günter Erbe (Berlin) ist Prof. em. für Politische Wissenschaften der Universität Zielona Góra (Grünberg) in Polen und Privatdozent für Kultursoziologie an der FU Berlin. Seine Veröffentlichungen umfassen „Dandys - Virtuosen der Lebenskunst. Eine Geschichte des mondänen Lebens“ (2002) und zuletzt „Das vornehme Berlin. Fürstin Marie Radziwill und die großen Damen der Gesellschaft 1871-1918“ (2015). Demnächst erscheint das Buch „Der moderne Dandy. Ein Held des Rückzugs“.

News 14 July 2016, 18:30 - 14 July 2016

Queer Social Reproduction as Radical Transfeminism

Series of lectures: Radical Transfeminism in connection with the exhibition MILLIONAIRES CAN BE TRANS*

With Nat Raha & Mijke van der Drift

Social reproduction is a concept that looks at how the continuation of life (under capitalism) is possible. Social reproduction are the material processes of continuing existence. This talk will consider how social reproduction becomes a site of revolutionary transformation when the forms of life to be reproduced are threatened with social death or ‘slow death’.

This will in particular consider the lives and radical activism of trans people of colour, focusing on the work of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) – a Gay Liberation group founded in New York, 1970 by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, two key figures in the history of trans activism. Such activism and work maybe understood as exemplary of Black Materialist Feminism (A. Davis 1985, Hill Collins 1990) and the struggles of revolutionary groups at the time (such as the Black Panthers and the Young Lords). This talk will make the case that the nonnormative ethics of STAR serves as focal point for a further articulation of Radical Transfeminism.

Event 21 July 2016, 18:30 - 21 July 2016

Ways beyond should: Femme Movements

Performance in connection with the exhibition "Millionaires can be trans*// You are so brave*"

This evening brings to the forefront a broad range of different performances and experiences from artists working and dealing with femme expressions.

We will host the following artists: Beck Heiberg, Alexis Johnson, Pedra Costa and Dusty Whistles.

Event 29 July 2016, 18:30 - 28 July 2016

All my/our relations: Decolonizing the Western Philosophy through Indigenous and Feminist Collaboration

Series of lectures: Radical Transfeminism in connection with the exhibition MILLIONAIRES CAN BE TRANS*

With Sebastian de Line

Can posthumanism be decolonized?

In Cree and Michif indigenous languages, Niw_hk_m_kanak means ‘all my/our relations.’ In this discussion, I will endeavour to explain and weave together a possibility of collaboration between all my/our relations and diffractive posthumanism as transmitted in traditional indigenous knowledge explained by L. Little Bear and contemporary western feminist scholars, Donna Haraway and Karen Barad. I believe these philosophical projects can benefit each other and expand upon a feminist discourse of science and philosophy, without the necessity of relying upon occidental systems. Feminism is constantly amending limitations of objective philosophy. How can feminism amend dualism and objectivity through bifocal perspectives? Can a fuller picture be experienced or only viewed? Would transfeminism potentially benefit from such a collaboration between feminist and indigenous philosophy?

 

 

News 31 July 2016, 14:00 - 31 July 2016

Interactive Walk: Queer Schöneberg

Walk through Schöneberg 2016//Berlin's Queer History for 90 minutes this Sunday with artist Ivy Ivy. We will engage our own intersecting identities and personal her-his-their-stories in context of the famous Queer neighborhood in which the Schwules Museum* is situated. Together we will respond to these stories through the collective creativity of the group.

Be prepared to open yourself up to ephemeral collaborations with the other participants and the city. 

Be prepared to create, share, connect, see, listen, speak, draw and walk. 

Be prepared to be an Active¡¡¡ Participant and ~Collaborator~ This is NOT a traditional walking tour.

No previous background in history or visual or performing art is required.

Please bring a smart phone or other video recording device, comfortable shoes, and a willing and curious mind. No bikes. 

Walk will be held in English. 

We will depart the Schwules Museum* at 14:00 on Sunday. Eight participants maximum. First come first serve. The walk costs 7.50€ and includes the following entry at Schwules Museum*.

Event 07 August 2016, 14:00 - 07 August 2016

2nd Interactive Walk: Queer Schöneberg

Walk through Schöneberg 2016//Berlin's Queer History for 90 minutes this Sunday with artist Ivy Ivy. We will engage our own intersecting identities and personal her-his-their-stories in context of the famous Queer neighborhood in which the Schwules Museum* is situated. Together we will respond to these stories through the collective creativity of the group.

Be prepared to open yourself up to ephemeral collaborations with the other participants and the city. 

Be prepared to create, share, connect, see, listen, speak, draw and walk. 

Be prepared to be an Active¡¡¡ Participant and ~Collaborator~ This is NOT a traditional walking tour.

No previous background in history or visual or performing art is required.

Please bring a smart phone or other video recording device, comfortable shoes, and a willing and curious mind. No bikes. 

Walk will be held in English. 

We will depart the Schwules Museum* at 14:00 on Sunday. Eight participants maximum. First come first serve. The walk costs 7.50€ and includes the following entry at Schwules Museum*.