Exhibition 07 September 2017 - 27 November 2017

Kai Teichert: House of Joy

Curated by Wolfgang Theis

The inside of a Moroccan house: seated in the middle of the yard is Charles W. Leslie, his German shepherd dog “Joy” stretched out at his feet. They are surrounded by opulent vegetation; there are plants and vases with flowers everywhere. Pure exotism, including a fountain. If you look closely, you will notice that the water the fountain spurts is a fantasia of men fucking. Actually, there are men everywhere in this “House of Joy.” They are incorporated into the...

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Exhibition 19 October 2017 - 08 January 2018

Queer City: Stories from São Paulo

The guardians of the German language have recently added the word “queer” to the Duden edition 2017, the equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary. The word now officially describes a person whose “gender identity differs from the mainstream heterosexual norm in society.” Such difference and the possibility to offer safe spaces for such queer groups have been used by various cities as a “sign of quality” and PR tool. In 1993 a newspaper called Queer (“trade journal for subculture”) started in...

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Exhibition 02 November 2017 - 28 February 2018

Fascination Sex: The Theorist & Activist Martin Dannecker

Special exhibition for the 75th birthday of Martin Dannecker. Curated by Patsy l’Amour laLove.

Gay, intellectual and militant – the sexologist and gay activist Martin Dannecker is a homosexual man of a new type. Wearing his flamboyant vinyl coat he joined the student movement in the 1960s, shook the gays out of their sleep in 1971 together with Rosa von Praunheim and caused an ongoing discussion about homosexuality in cooperation with Reimut Reiche in 1974.

„Faszination Sex“ accompanies the...

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Exhibition 17 November 2017 - 05 February 2018

Marc Martin: Fenster zum Klo - Public Toilets & Private Affairs

Opening night 16 November, 7.00 pm.

Urinals have always had a bad reputation. For some years now, French photographer Marc Martin has been exploring the history and the stories of public toilets, from Paris to Berlin.

In these shrines, hijacked by men who have sex with men for generations, countless relationships and friendships have been forged, furtively, intensely, unexpectedly.  This re-purposing of public toilets will have left many more traces in the archives of vice squads than it has...

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