With Monica Bonvicini, Louise Bourgeois, Heather Cassils, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Nicole Eisenman, Katarzyna Kozyra, Tamara de Lempicka, Lee Lozano, Jeanne Mammen, Zanele Muholi, Henrik Olesen, Julian Rosefeldt, Sturtevant, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Andy Warhol, a.o.
The exhibition presents the first comprehensive show on the history, politics and culture of homosexuality and its handling in the light of social, juridical and scientific repression. It follows the gradual process of emancipation from the late 18th century up until the present. Looking at the ongoing worldwide discourse of equal rights for homosexuals, both institutions understand this exhibition as an act of positioning this actual social and political debate in the middle of society.
The exhibition at the DHM focuses on developments in society, politics, art, law and science since the "discovery" of homosexuality in the mid-19th century, whilst a selection of artistic positions at the Schwules Museum explores the present and raises questions to the future of gender codes and sexualities. It shows, how new coalitions of trans-, inter- and queer-feminist protagonists are propelling the recognition of sexual and gender diversity in society nowadays.
The exhibition was curated by Dr. Birgit Bosold, Dr. Dorothée Brill and Detlef Weitz, with research contributed by Dr. Sarah Bornhorst, Noemi Molitor and Kristine Schmidt.
Image/Advertisement: Homage to Benglis, part of the larger body of work CUTS © Heather Cassils and Robin Black, 2011