On May 20 2021 we’re inviting you to join us for the virtual vernissage of our new exhibition Irène Mélix: lonely hearts. From 7 pm, Irène will take you on a digital tour of the show together with curator Vincent Schier.
Irène Mélix spent several years exploring the construction of lesbian identities and queer herstory, during which she gathered a collection of over 800 personal ads by lesbians and queers – from all over the world and many different eras. The exhibition lonely hearts is a momentary inventory in this ongoing translocal and artistic research process. It brings together an interest in the stories of fellow lesbians, their lives and visibility as well as the search for different facets of love, desire and passion, and the pressing question of why there is so comparatively little to find. At the same time, these found objects show that they were and still are there: the fellow campaigners, like-minded people, role models and friends; telling their stories – in novels, magazines, pictures and personal ads. And they also appear in the exhibition: in audio pieces, text collections, or as models in the re-staging of historical photographs.
Live stream: https://www.facebook.com/SchwulesMuseum/live/
This is a bilingual event, with parts in German and in English