Yener Bayramoğlu will lead a conversation with the artist Hasan Aksaygin on queerness, migration and artistic practice in Berlin.
Hasan Aksaygın’s mural painting for ğ will be a study in self-portraiture similar to his earlier work. This time, the archaeological artifacts excavated in Cyprus, which Aksaygın encountered in the collection ‘In Focus: Cyprus, Aphrodite’s Island’ in Berlin’s Neues Museum serve as his starting point. His mural of the same title is an intervention with acrylic paint on the walls of the Schwules Museum*. It provides an alternative to the dominant discourse around male migrant bodies and widespread notions of masculinity in Germany.
Yener Bayramoğlu is a researcher at Free University of Berlin and lecturer at Alice Salomon University. His research focuses on queer migration, queer representations, cultural studies, discourse analysis and digital ethnography. His recent research project Imaginaries of gender and sexuality on the move was awarded by a fellowship from Margherita-von-Brentano-Center for Gender Studies. It was a comparative study of digital media’s role for the queer refugees in Germany and Turkey. He published several articles in books and journals. In his upcoming book, which is based on his PhD thesis, he analyzes the historical transformation of queer representations in Turkish and German tabloid press.