News 09 December 2016 - 27 March 2017

Change of Scenery 2.0: Rock Hudson and the AIDS Crisis

“I need a change of scenery, said the birch tree,” sang Hildegard Knef once, and henceforth started writing her own lyrics. Even in everyday life one speaks about a “change of scenery,” if the situation is to be changed fundamentally. A change of scenery is more than just applying a new coat of paint. It is a drastic change that provides a new backdrop for the existing fixtures: an aid in interpretation, another view, not only in everyday life, but also the questions of self-discovery, theories,...

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News 17 January 2017, 16:00

New Research Trainee: Carina Klugbauer

Wir freuen uns sehr mit Carina Klugbauer, Jahrgang 1988, unsere neue wissenschaftliche Volontärin in unserer einzigartigen Institution begrüßen zu dürfen!

Carina Klugbauer studierte Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie an der LMU München und der Thammasat University Bangkok sowie Politische Theorie an der Goethe Universität Frankfurt a. M. und Gender Studies an der CEU Budapest. Daneben arbeitete sie als Redakteurin für die Zeitschriften diskus und Das Argument, engagierte sich bildungspolitisch...

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News 17 January 2017, 16:20

New PR intern: Lara Schultz

I’m Lara, the new intern at Schwules Museum in the public relations and press department for the next three months. Here I’m going to support the team with Instagram and Facebook issues and do the research for our weekly #tbt in the archive – very thrilling! This means that we look back every Thursday to present an especially interesting piece of art we had in the Museum in the past with its history. My major is sociology and linguistics and I just spent four months studying in China, now I’m...

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Exhibition 02 March 2017 - 29 May 2017

ğ – queer forms migrate

ğ - the soft g - is a multidisciplinary art project featuring mostly Berlin-based artists and cooperation partners, that will take place in spring 2017 at the Schwules Museum*. The focus of this exhibition project is to explore the transcultural exchange of LGBTIQ* people between Berlin and Istanbul, or rather Turkey and Germany – as artistic migration does not only move in one direction. > more

News 06 September 2016

More Diversity at The Schwules Museum*: Introducing a Generation and Perspective Change

At the members meeting on September 6th 2016, The Schwules Museum* elected a new board of directors. The board was expanded from five to eight people, plus a coopted position, which will serve for two years instead of just one, as was previously the case. Dr. Birgit Bosold (Finance and Exhibitions), Dr. Kevin Clarke (Exhibitions, Events, and Press), and Jan-Claus Müller (Personnel & Volunteer Support) were reelected to the board and will continue serving in their previous positions. In addition...

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Exhibition 17 February 2017 - 26 June 2017

Siegfried Wagner: Bayreuth’s 'Fairy' Crown Prince

17 February 2017 – 26 June 2017, Opening Night February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

The story of the Wagner clan – with all their violations of conventional morals, intrigues, scandals, and power-struggles surrounding Bayreuth – has kept the German public spellbound for over 150 years. The "Green Hill" and the festival held there annually since 1951 are regarded, by many, as the "Pantheon of the German People," a national shrine and cultural asset of the highest order.

Composer Richard Wagner...

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News 17 March 2017 - 05 June 2017

The Lightest Shade of Aflatoon

With the exhibition The Lightest Shade of Aflatoon for the first time Schwules Museum* focusses on the perspective of queer refugees. The exhibition is part of the project “What´s Your Story?” supported by Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung Berlin in cooperation with the Queere Unterkunft Treptow (Queer Shelter Treptow) and Jugend im Museum e. V. (Youth at the Museum). > more

News 23 March 2017

Ausschreibung: Relaunch der Website

Das Schwule Museum* wurde 1985 gegründet und ist heute mit seinen viel beachteten Ausstellungen, Archivbeständen, zahlreichen Forschungsbeiträgen und mehr als fünfunddreißig – überwiegend ehrenamtlichen Mitarbeiter_innen – weltweit eine der größten und bedeutendsten Institutionen für die Archivierung, Erforschung und Vermittlung der Geschichte und Kultur der LSBTIQ*-Communities.

Zentral für diese Vermittlungsarbeit ist auch eine zeitgemäße Webpräsenz. Deshalb soll zum dritten Quartal...

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News 29 August 2016

From the Archive… - The “Hate Crime” File is now catalogued!

Julia Wigger, who recently completed her Masters degree in Public History at the Freie Üniversitat Berlin, has worked with the Schwules Museum* for nearly three years. Working as a volunteer since 2013, Julia has helped to develop an important part of the inventory of the SMU* Archive, which is now in a preliminary form, in order to be enabled for future use. The archival file relating to “Hate Crimes” (formerly entitled “Justice”) contains several thousand occurrences of “violence against...

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Preview 26 March 2017, 16:00

Artist Talk: Hasan Aksaygın & Yener Bayramoğlu

Yener Bayramoğlu will lead a conversation with the artist Hasan Aksaygin on queerness, migration and artistic practice in Berlin.

Hasan Aksaygın’s mural painting for ğ will be a study in self-portraiture similar to his earlier work. This time, the archaeological artifacts excavated in Cyprus, which Aksaygın encountered in the collection ‘In Focus: Cyprus, Aphrodite’s Island’ in Berlin’s Neues Museum serve as his starting point. His mural of the same title is an intervention with acrylic paint...

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Preview 02 April 2017, 18:30

Queer Kitchen: Reih' dich ein in die queere Einheitsfront?

Nach den Erfolgen rechter Bewegungen in den USA, Großbritannien, Frankreich, den Niederlanden und der AfD in Deutschland rufen Akteur_innen in lesbischen und schwulen Zusammenhängen vermehrt zu Geschlossenheit auf, um effektiv gegen den Backlash vorzugehen. Dies wird häufig mit der Kritik verknüpft, Teile der Bewegung würden lieber spalten, indem sie mit Rassismus- und Transphobie-Vorwürfen um sich werfen, Sprechverbote verhängen und überhaupt die Political Correctness übertreiben anstatt die...

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Preview 20 April 2017, 20:00

Thomas Mann’s „The Holy Sinner“ – as a critical analysis of heteronormativity

The medieval court romance Gregorius by Hartmann von Aue, that tells the story of the protagonist wrapped up in a double incest, can hardly be read other than in a psycho-analytical way in the middle of the 20th century. This is exactly what Thomas Mann did in the Gregorius adaptation Der Erwählte [The Chosen], published in English as The Holy Sinner.

In his lecture, Benedikt Wolf tries to reconstruct this path of the narrative based in central psychoanalytical terms such as castration...

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News 03 March 2017

ğ – kuir formların göçü

ğ - yumuşak g - çoğunlukla Berlin merkezli sanatçı ve çalışma ortaklarıyla gerçekleştirilecek ve 2017 baharında Schwules Museum*’da görülebilecek multidisipliner bir sanat projesidir. Berlin-İstanbul ya da Türkiye-Almanya hattında LGBTİQ* bireylerin transkültürel etkileşimlerini kavramak bu sergi projesinin odak noktasıdır; nitekim sanatsal göç tek yöne hareket etmez.

Proje, Türkiye’den gelen kuir-göçmen bireylerin hayat deneyimleriyle, ve özellikle bu deneyimleri konu edinen sanatsal...

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