Guided Tours in November/December 2016 & January 2017 > more
Opening: Krista Beinstein, November 10th at 7pm, Schwules Museum*
Krista Beinstein is the grande dame of pornographic performance, the enfant terrible of erotic photography, and a pioneer of sex-positive feminism. The Schwules Museum* is dedicating a show to Beinstein with an overview of more than 30-years of boundary crossing art, which is so casual - in the Viennese sense of being unabashed and seemingly effortless – that gender attributes and associations are brought to their limits and...> more
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...> more
Wieder einmal können Archiv und Kunstsammlung des SMU* einen Neuzuwachs verzeichnen. Der Berliner Künstler Stefan Thiel (*1965) übergab am 15.November dem Leiter des Archivs, Dr. Wolfgang Cortjaens, die Serie „100 Berlin based men“, die aus insgesamt 140 einzelnen Papierschnitten besteht, als Schenkung.
Die Blätter stellen eine wichtige geschlossene Werkgruppe innerhalb seines Oeuvres dar. Basierend auf Fotografien (nicht nur) schwuler Modelle in vom Künstler vorgegebenen Posen, zeigen die...> more
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
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...> more
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...> more
Vor einem Jahr luden der Arbeitskreis Schwule Geschichte Dortmunds und das Forum Geschichtskultur an Ruhr und Emscher zu einer wissenschaftlichen Tagung, die sich der Erforschung eines drängenden Desiderats der Ruhrgebietsgeschichte widmete: der Geschichte der Lesben und Schwulen. Nicht allein die Verfolgung homosexueller Menschen in der Region, auch die stets neu aufkeimenden Bestrebungen ihrer Selbstbehauptung kamen dabei zur Sprache.
Nun erschien der Tagungsband mit zwölf Beiträgen von...> more
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...> more
Opening night: 8 December 2016, 7.00 pm
“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...> more