A free tour through our special exhibition PROUDLY PERVERTED with Curator Birga Meyer in English. Registration is not necessary. Only the museum entrance fee must be paid. This exhibition is only accessible for visitors 18+
The WomenLesbianTrans*Inter* BDSM community is fun, boisterous, open, warm-hearted and caring. It is also filthy, direct, blunt, and rough. It gets down to business, since people clearly state what they want and put it into practice consensually.
As part of the Year of the Women*, PROUDLY PERVERTED – Perspectives on the WomenLesbianTrans*Inter* BDSM Community offers insight into the part of the community that was founded by women/lesbian SMers in the 1990s and which exists in that fashion until today. The exhibition PROUDLY PERVERTED was developed in cooperation with women, lesbians, trans* people and inter* people who are part of this community. They show their perspective of the community and share what BDSM means to them. Joy and enthusiasm as well as the knowledge and values of the community are conveyed, while also addressing debates and disputes within the community. 33 WLT*I* BDSMers are individually portrayed, and more than 70 presented via objects and interviews. They come from Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Portugal, the USA and various other countries.
The exhibition PROUDLY PERVERTED isn’t exclusively for BDSMers or WLT*I* people, but for anyone who is interested in an open, feminist and consensual kind of sexuality. The WLT*I* BDSM community shows how much pleasure is possible when it isn’t tempered with by outer or inner shaming but communicated and negotiated. The etiquette and techniques that the community has developed for that purpose are exciting, regardless of sexual orientation. The exhibition wants to showcase a culture of consent and calls for better-sex-for-all!
The temporary exhibition PROUDLY PERVERTED – Perspectives on the WomenLesbianTrans*Inter* BDSM Community is shown at the Schwules Museum from 6 September to 4 November, 2018.
It is curated by Dr. Birga Meyer in close cooperation with women, lesbian, trans* people and inter* people from the international BDSM community.
The exhibition is only for visitors who are 18+.
YEAR OF THE WOMEN* is supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa (Senate Department for Culture and Europe).