Exhibition 17 January 2018

12 Moons

A yearlong program with films by feminist women* film makers and video artists

During this year, one room in the museum is transformed into a film lounge. The program can be viewed during the regular opening hours of the museum, and changes every new moon.  The program consists of a selection of international movies and video pieces by (female) feminists and FLT*I (women, lesbians, trans* and inter).

This format is meant to be an yearlong intervention into the museum. It makes space for/gives...

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News 17 January 2018, 19:00

Opening: 12 Moons Film Lounge

We celebrate the theme year Year of the Wo_men with the opening of the film lounge 12 Moons.

1st Moon: 17.1. – 14.2.2018
In the Beginning, the Mothers

The first cycle of the „12 Moons“ film program is dedicated to the relationships between the filmmakers and protagonists and their mothers. We will show five films, e.g. Small Talk, Winner of the queer film award Teddy of the Berlinale 2017. In it the taiwanese filmmaker Hui-Chen Huang approaches her closed-lipped lesbian mother.

The other...

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News 17 January 2018, 14:06

Erklärung des Vorstandes zum Jahr der Frau_en Newsletter

Erklärung des Vorstandes

17. Januar 2018

Liebe Freund_innen des Schwulen Museums,

nach den Versand unseres Newsletters am 1. Januar kam es in den sozialen Netzwerken zu einer Diskussion über eine Formulierung, die das Vorstandsmitglied Dr. Birgit Bosold in Bezug auf die beiden aktuellen Ausstellungen “Faszination Sex: Der Theoretiker und Aktivist Martin Dannecker” und “Marc Martin: Fenster zum Klo. Public Toilets, Private Affairs” in dieser Nachrichtenaussendung verwendet hat.

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Preview 18 January 2018, 19:00

Schon wieder Freud? Zur Aktualität der „Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie“

Was lässt sich heute – 113 Jahre nach Erscheinen von Sigmund Freuds „Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie“ (1905) – überhaupt noch über diesen Text sagen, ohne lediglich zu wiederholen, was schon längst irgendwo gesagt oder geschrieben wurde? Wenig und doch so einiges: Getreu dem Motto: Wer nichts weiß, der weiß Bescheid, wird gerade wenn es um Sexualität geht immer wieder Bescheid gewusst, normiert, vermessen und sortiert.
Freuds Versuch, sich dem Rätsel der menschlichen Sexualität zu stellen,...

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Preview 20 February 2018, 19:00

Queer Cinema: Buchpräsentation mit Gästen

Pünktlich zur Berlinale erscheint der erste deutschsprachige Sammelband mit filmwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven auf queeres Kino. Neben klassischen Texten von Barbara Hammer oder B. Ruby Rich, deren einflussreicher Aufsatz „New Queer Cinema“ nun zum ersten Mal in deutscher Übersetzung vorliegt, versammelt er Originalbeiträge von Cheryl Dunye zum Queer Black Cinema, von Jim Hubbard, dem Regisseur von „United in Anger“, zum Archiv des AIDS Videoaktivismus sowie Studien aus der deutschsprachigen...

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Exhibition 19 October 2017 - 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 - 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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Exhibition 17 November 2017 - 19 February 2018

Marc Martin: Fenster zum Klo - Public Toilets & Private Affairs

Urinals have always had a bad reputation. For some years now, French photographer Marc Martin has been exploring the history and the stories of public toilets, from Paris to Berlin.

In these shrines, hijacked by men who have sex with men for generations, countless relationships and friendships have been forged, furtively, intensely, unexpectedly.  This re-purposing of public toilets will have left many more traces in the archives of vice squads than it has in the annals of world literature....

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Exhibition 06 December 2017

Change of Scenery 2.03: Lotte Laserstein

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Inspired by this, we present a section dedicated especially to the AIDS crisis in Change of Scenery (version 2.03). In this section there are works from our archive on display, for example photos by Annie Leibowitz. Also, there is a famous photo series by Aron Neubert showing his lover Jürgen Baldiga slowly dying in the course of 17 months (and 17 photos).

This AIDS section is embedded into a general historical overview. It begins with Napoleon and the Code Civil...

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Exhibition 13 December 2017

Homage to Andreas Sternweiler on his 60th birthday

This homage to Andreas Sternweiler – for his 60th birthday – honors one of the ‘founding mothers’ of the museum and one of our principal curators. From the beginning, it was Sternweiler who researched the daily life of gay men. His exhibition and book series Lebensgeschichten [Life Stories] remains a milestone. One of the side effects of the series was that the men portrayed in it did not only tell the museum their histories, they also donated material (documents, photos, paintings etc.) for our...

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Preview 21 January 2018, 16:00

Going to the Bathroom with Marc Siegel. A Presentation about Tearooms, Films and Desire

Film scholar and tearoom sex enthusiast Marc Siegel will share his reflections on the joys and ethics of sex in public toilets. He will also present his 1998 short experimental film such candor. Thanks to Ricardo, the hostess at the chic Los Angeles restaurant where he was working in the late 1980s, Marc began exploring the various pleasures of sex with local businessmen in downtown bathrooms.

He had heard about this exciting practice much earlier, of course, through homophobic reports in sex...

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Preview 22 January 2018, 18:30

Queere Operetten-Diskussion: „Beginnt das Jahr der Frau_en auf dem Mond?“

Die Rolle der Frau* in der Berliner Operette Frau Luna 1899 und die queer-feministischen Realitäten 2018. Mit Andreja Schneider und Christoph Marti (Geschwister Pfister), Vera Hofmann (Schwules Museum*) und Dr. Kevin Clarke (Operettenexperte)

2018 begeht das Schwule Museum das Jahr der Frau_en als queer-feministische Intervention. Schon am 17. Januar startet zum ersten Neumond des Jahres die ganzjährige Filmreihe 12 Monde, kuratiert von Vera Hofmann und Gästen. Darin finden starke weibliche*...

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Preview 25 January 2018, 19:00

„Auf der Suche nach einer verrufenen Klappe...“ Von Klappen und heutigem queeren Widerstand

Ausgehend von Betrachtungen zur Klappenkultur in Westberlin – und ihre Beurteilung durch Aktivist*innen aus anderen europäischen Ländern, etwa durch Guy Hocquenghem – wendet sich der Sexualwissenschaftler Heinz-Jürgen Voß (Hochschule Merseburg) aktuellen bedrohlichen gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen zu. Er schildert, wie rechte Strömungen zunehmend Diskurse bestimmen, und verweist – unter anderem in Anschluss an die lesbische Aktivistin Jutta Oesterle-Schwerin – darauf, dass unter dem Deckmantel...

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