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Press section: Intimacy – New Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond

3. December 2020

Exhibition: December 3, 2020 – February 25, 2021
Digital tour with Peter Rehberg: January 21, 2021, 7pm on SMU’s Facebook channel
Online Lecture Series in cooperation with ICI Berlin and Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung: Starting February 11, 2021

Intimacy is one of the central topics in queer art – creating a distinctive relationship between public and private expression. Even though it can be risky for queer minorities to make their intimate relations public, new forms and versions of intimacy have constantly evolved, especially in Berlin: people finding ecstasy on the dancefloor, adventure in the darkroom, tenderness in their polyamorous relationships, and much more.

These realities are framed by medial and pharmacological developments. The digitization left its marks , as well as the medical narratives of HIV/AIDS – all the way to the current Covid 19 pandemic. The exhibition “Intimacy” presents over 30 positions of queer contemporary art discussing these topics: photography, painting, sculptures, video installations and film.

Featuring artworks from Sholem Krishtalka, Rafael Medina, Del LaGrace Volcano, Elijah Burgher, Abel Burger, Simon Fujiwara, Slava Mogutin, AA Bronson, John Paul Ricco, Eva Giannakopoulou, Marlon Riggs, Michaela Melián, Vika Kirchenbauer, Doron Langberg, Kerstin Drechsel, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Clifford Prince King, Derrick Woods-Morrow, Emerson Ricard, Victor Luque, Spyros Rennt, Irma Joanne, Lucas Foletto Celinski, Florian Hetz, Zanele Muholi, Tejal Shah, Roey Victoria Heifetz, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Huanca, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Studio P-P, George Le Nonce, Josch Hoenes and Tomka Weiß.

Curators: Peter Rehberg & Apostolos Lampropoulos

Funded by the Haupstadtkulturfonds.

Photo: Victor Luque


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