Exhibition 16 June 2017 - 09 October 2017

Winckelmann – The Divine Sex

An exhibition commemorating the 300th Birthday of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768). Curated by Dr. Wolfgang Cortjaens.

Exhibition Opening on June 15th at 7 pm.

Johann Joachim Winckelmann (Birth in Stendal in 1717, death in 1768 in Triest, Italy) is heralded as the founder of modern archaeology and art. His multivolume work, History of Ancient Art (1764), was an international bestseller and translated into several languages. Today it is still regarded as the basis and standard work of art...

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Exhibition 21 July 2017 - 16 October 2017

Odarodle - An imaginary their_story of naturepeoples, 1535-2017

The artistic research exhibition Odarodle – an imaginary their_story of naturepeoples, 1535-2017 casts, for the first time, a postcolonial perspective on the collection and history of the Schwules Museum*. The exhibition proposes a thought-exercise: that there are problematic associations between the museum representation of homosexualities and the ethnological display formats developed over the course of European colonialism. Odarodle presents the work of 16 artists, mostly Berlin-based, including 10 newly commissioned pieces. These contemporary positions respond to the Museum, its archive, and its practices as both research material and aesthetic medium. > more

Exhibition 07 September 2017, 19:00 - 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, 19:00 - 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, 19:00 - 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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