Exhibition 17 March 2016 - 31 October 2016

Sara Davidmann - Ken. To be destroyed

The Ken. To be destroyed project began with an archive and a discovery. Artist/photographer Sara Davidmann and her siblings inherited letters and photographs belonging to her uncle and aunt, Ken and Hazel Houston, from their mother Audrey Davidmann. The letters tell the story of the relationship between Ken and Hazel. Hazel had been a dental secretary. Ken practiced as an optician in Scotland. It emerged soon after they were married that Ken was transgender. In the context of a British marriage...

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Exhibition 23 June 2016 - 20 November 2016

Am I Dandy? Instructions on How to Lead an Extravagant Life

Closing Event: Am I Dandy? How to Lead an Extravagant Life, November 17th at 7pm, Schwules Museum*


“Whoever doesn’t carry a backpack, wear a tattered sweater with torn jeans, but is just dressed normally is a dandy,” according to the late journalist Fritz J. Raddatz, who died in 2015 and was often called a modern dandy. Still, the question remains of who or what is a dandy?
The exhibition will try to provide an answer. By bringing historical dandy portrayals such as “Beau” Brummell or Oscar...

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Exhibition 28 October 2016 - 30 January 2017

“So, It's a Girl”: Homage to Erika and Klaus Mann

Opening: October 27th at 7pm, Schwules Museum*


There have been various exhibitions on Klaus Mann (1906-1949), the enfant terrible of the literary Mann family, exploring his role as a prominent representative of gay culture and literature in the early twentieth century. But our exhibition “So, It’s a Girl”: Homage to Erika & Klaus Mann – curated by Wolfgang Theis – will be the first to examine both Klaus’s life and work, together with that of his famous older sister Erika, in a programmatic...

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