Angela Steidele presents her book about the relationship between Adele Schopenhauer and Sibylle Mertens-Schaaffhausen (in German language)
Guided tour through the exhibitions The androgynous look - Elfi Mikesch: direction, camera, photography and Maria, Magdalena and all the others (in German language)
Presentation of the book (in German language)
Wolfgang Bödiger reads texts by Robert T. Odeman (in German language)
Curator Boris von Brauchitsch reads from the book Die Welt der Knollennasen. Eine sozio-rhinologische Untersuchung by Xaver Rammbock about the fictional world of the comic book creator Ralf König (in German language)
Multimedial performance by Ralf König and audio-quiz on light operas (in German language)
Commercially successful German HIP HOP likes to operate again and again with themes glorifying violence and obscenity, making use of both racist and sexist stereotypes. It is of course the policy of the rappers and their producing music labels, and it is the policy of the media, which find exactly this worthwhile to report. Sex(ism) sells! What is not yet widely known is that queer m/f artists have established themselves in the field of HIP HOP, RnB, Soul, Funk. They create HIP HOP and Rap beyond sexism, homophobia and racism. Due to their queer positions they deliberately separate themselves from the mainstream and demonstrate that HIP HOP is able to act politically in a completely different way. Our intention is to point out this aspect of HIP HOP and the fact that HIP HOP is more than machismo, cars and golden necklaces. HIP HOP is beat, message and life style. HIP HOP is community and an appeal to treat each other peacefully and with respect.
The master of the bulbous noses presents his latest book Antitype. After we met Adam in Prototype and Noah in Archetype we now meet the holy Paulus in bulbous nose shape in the third volume of the trilogy. Ralf König also interprets his post-biblical history once again with inimitable irony. This evening the cartoonist and author offers excerpts from his work to his audience. His reading is very entertaining, amusing and multi-medial.
Lecture by Jens Dobler, head of the archive of Schwules Museum (in German language)
Guided tours, performances, lectures and discussions (in German language)
Rainer Vollath reads from his novel Two loves: Sachsenhausen, Flossenbürg, Berlin Nollendorfplatz - life stations of a life in motion, of a touching history.
Berlin 1938. The 28 years old Fritz is trapped by the Gestapo in Berlin’s Tiergarten, he is arrested and deported in a concentration camp. For seven years he is in Sachsenhausen and Flossenbürg. His love with the young prisoner Jan from Warsaw helps him to survive. However, at the end of the war their paths are separated for ever. Afraid of reprisals Fritz leads a double life in Berlin after the war for decades and he doesn’t dare to admit his gayness. However, in 1969 § 175 is defused, and a fresh breeze blows throughout the metropolis. Fritz tries to get a compensation for the tortures he had to suffer in the concentration camp – and he meets Will.