News 23 September 2016, 10:35

Interview with Ashkan Sepahvand, Post-Colonial Curatorial Fellow at the Schwules Museum*

In April, 2016 the Schwules Museum* welcomed Ashkan Sepahvand to the team as a curatorial research fellow as part of the International Museum Fellowship Programme, which is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation. Since then he has been working to develop a re-reading of LGBTIQ* history in Germany from a post-colonial perspective. The culmination of his research at the Schwules Museum* will be presented in the summer of 2017 in the form of an exhibition that will focus on decolonizing LGBTIQ*...

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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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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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Guided Tour 01 October 2016 - 30 November 2016

Guided tours at the Schwules Museum*

Guided Tours at the Schwules Museum* in October

Saturday, October 22nd at 4pm guided tour Am I Dandy? How to Lead an Extravagant Life

Saturday, October 29th at 4pm guided tour Am I Dandy? How to Lead an Extravagant Life

Guided Tours at the Schwules Museum* in November

Saturday, November 5th at 6pm guided tour "So, It's A Girl“ Homage to Erika & Klaus Mann

Saturday, November 12th at 4pm guided tour Am I Dandy? How to Lead an Extravagant Life

Thursday, November 17th at 4pm guided tour "So,...

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Preview 03 November 2016, 19:00 - 03 November 2016

(How to) Dandy digital: Transformation & Dandyesque Self-Representation in Virtual Space

Dandies are commonly identified by their unique sense of fashion, which in turn helps them find their position inside our shared social environment. For many young people, participation in social networks, especially Facebook, is obligatory to ensure their social participation. Are virtual representations of social networks suited to present oneself as a Dandy? An instruction manual.

Alexander Tilger (*1983 in Oldenburg) is an art-educator and works for Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard at the Institute...

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Preview 18 November 2016, 19:00 - 18 November 2015

Neue Verschaltungen?

Buchvorstellungen mit Diskussion

Heinz-Jürgen Voß, Zülfukar Çetin und Jule Govrin stellen ihre jeweils neu erschienen Bücher vor und diskutieren gemeinsam, wie sich sexuelle und postsäkulare, homofeindliche und rassistische Politiken miteinander verschalten.

Zülfukar Çetin, Heinz-Jürgen Voß: "Schwule Sichtbarkeit - Schwule Identität. Kritische Perspektiven"

Jule Jakob Govrin: "Sex, Gott und Kapital. Houellebecqs Unterwerfung zwischen neoreaktionärer Rhetorik und postsäkularen Politiken"


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Preview 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 02 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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Preview 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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