Dienstag, 16. Mai 2023


De Ateliers opens new project space Woonhuis with an exhibition and 9 commissions.

De Ateliers celebrates its 60th birthday with the opening of the new project space Woonhuis. The opening will be on 31 May 2023 from 5-7pm. Sudden Wealth with Roy Claire Potter, performance at 6pm

9 Balusters by Nina Canell, Chris Evans, Tild Greene, Philipp Gufler, Frieder Haller, Cecilia Bjartmar Hylta, Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Brianna Leatherbury, and Marina Pinsky.

The exhibition is on view June 1 – 11, Thu-Sun, 1-6pm. Free entrance. 
Access right side of De Ateliers building on Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam.

Dienstag, 7. März 2023

Save the date: SUBSTITUTES at W139


22 April - 18 June 2023
Exhibition opening: Friday, 21 April 2023 from 6 pm - 10 pm

Substitutes engages with queer history and discourses around the body, gender, and sexuality. It features artists across several generations working in a variety of mediums to contextualise and converse with these discourses. The exhibition is about the absence of bodies, the abstraction of the body, and the tools and language we use to maintain or describe our bodies—costuming, staging, masks, layering, clothing. It questions the normative frameworks that queer and functionally diverse people are subjected to. The human body is, paradoxically, both absent and present within the exhibition. 

Initiated by the artist Philipp Gufler, Substitutes brings together works of Lorenza Böttner, Johanna Gonschorek, Elisàr von Kupffer, Rabe perplexum, Louwrien Wijers, Johannes Büttner, and Bruno Zhu. Philipp Gufler will show a new work titled Body/Text: a large-scale silk screen printed textile piece that draws inspiration from Elisàr von Kupffer’s panorama painting Klarwelt der Seligen (Clear World of the Blissful). By connecting contemporary discussions to historical perspectives, the exhibition aims to create a ‘living archive’. Drawing together artistic positions from then and now, the exhibition traces queer lives and networks from the past to our present. 

public programme

Keeping up with the Virus
Thursday 11 May from 20:00 to 21:00

A performance by Szymon Adamczak with Billy Mullaney exploring interdependency, connection seeking, risk-taking, and solidarity through the embodied metaphor of the virus performing in the artist’s body in the era of undetectability. Situated in relation to the unique constellation of artists gathered at W139, the performance looks to activate genealogies and dramaturgies of living with HIV across time.

Tomorrow’s Language
Saturday 3 June from 16:00 to 17:30

A dialogue between the artists Louwrien Wijers, Rory Pilgrim, and Philipp Gufler. Together they will explore Louwrien’s artworks, the significance of food, intergenerational friendships among artists, and the importance of learning from one another. Expanding on the topic of food, chef, artist and longtime collaborator of Louwrien, Egon Hanfstingl, will be preparing a saffron honey yogurt for all attendees to enjoy at the end of the event.

Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Sunday 4 June from 15:00 to 16:00

by Philipp Gufler and Tomas Adolfs.

Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Friday 9 June from 18:30 to 19:30

by Philipp Gufler and Wilfred van Buuren in collaboration with IHLIA.

Rabe perplexum and the Eccentric 80s
Friday 9 June from 20:00 to 21:30

A film screening and book presentation with Angela Stiegler and Philipp Gufler in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Amsterdam. With their performative and collaborative works, Rabe perplexum was a subversive voice of queer subculture in the 1980s. In conversation with Fabian Reichle, the artists Gufler and Stiegler will discuss artistic practices of the ‘Eccentric 80s’, their exhibition and publication of the same name, from today’s perspective.

Visual identity by Jacob Hoving.

This exhibition is generously supported by Mondriaan Fonds, Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds21, Goethe Institut, Centro Elisarion, Pro Elisarion Association, Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus, Forum Queeres Archiv München and Grafisch Atelier Hilversum. 

Warmoesstraat 139
1012JB Amsterdam, Nederland
Tue – Sun 12:00 – 18:00

Photos: Pieter Kiers

Montag, 6. März 2023

A Shrine To Aphrodite

A Shrine To Aphrodite

Philipp Gufler, 2023

The human body is a central focus in Philipp Gufler's mirror painting series. Looking at the work, the spectator is confronted with their own image. To make these works Gufler uses a silkscreen printing technique on mirrored glass in order to produce layers of translucent pigment.

"Gufler’s ‚mirrorical’ art passes through the looking glass; his spaces are traps for the gaze. The reflective surfaces and diaphanous scrims in his oeuvre function as projection screens and as obstacles in games of identification and disidentification; recognition and misrecognition; self-performance and self-alienation.“
Sven Lütticken

Concept/Editor: Philipp Gufler
Design: Sabo Day
Text contributions: Philipp Gufler, Sven Lütticken
Photos: Julika Rudelius
Silk screen print: Philipp Gufler at Grafisch Atelier Hilversum

78 p., 1c offset, softcover with linen spine and 16 silkscreen printed mirror papers, glued, 22.6 x 29.7 cm
ISBN: 978-3-947250-51-62023
numbered and signed Edition of 150
100 €

Sonntag, 5. März 2023

Eccentric 80s at Kunsthaus Hamburg


Eccentric 80s: Tabea Blumenschein, Hilka Nordhausen, Rabe perplexum, and Contemporary Accomplices

25 March – 21 May 2023
Kunsthaus Hamburg

An exhibition and publication project by Burcu Dogramaci, Ergül Cengiz, Philipp Gufler, Mareike Schwarz, Angela Stiegler.

Tabea Blumenschein, Hilka Nordhausen and Rabe perplexum were eccentric artists of the 1980s in a double sense – they deviated from norms and acted outside the centre in the subcultural milieu. Their structurally buried work will be artistically questioned and activated by the contemporary artists Ergül Cengiz (3 Hamburg Women), Philipp Gufler and Angela Stiegler. For the first time, Blumenschein, Nordhausen and perplexum will be shown in one exhibition and in the cities where they worked: Munich (Lothringer 13 Halle), Berlin (Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten) and Hamburg (Kunsthaus Hamburg).

A German- and English-language publication has been published by b_books, Berlin, to accompany the exhibition. An extensive programme of events with films, readings, workshops and discussions with contemporary witnesses accompanies the exhibition.

24 March 2023
7 pm: Opening

25 March 2023
4 pm: Guided Tour
5 pm: Screening & Talk Nicht Mann, nicht Frau, nur Rabe by Rabe perplexum with Philipp Gufler

Klosterwall 15
20095 Hamburg  

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

Samstag, 4. März 2023

Book release of A Shrine To Aphrodite at San Serriffe

Book release of Shrine to Aphrodite at San Serriffe

Join us for a celebration of A Shrine To Aphrodite with an introduction by Sven Lütticken and a reading by Philipp Gufler! The release is taking place on Saturday, 4 March 2023 at 8 p.m. at San Serriffe at Sint Annenstraat 30 in Amsterdam.

'A Shrine to Aphrodite' features texts by Philipp Gufler and Sven Lütticken, photos by Julika Rudelius and is designed by Sabo Day. The publication is published by Hammann von Mier Verlag. Works from Philipp Gufler's series of mirror paintings are on display till the end of the month at San Serriffe. 

Sonntag, 15. Januar 2023

Cosy bei Cosy – Ein Fanzine über die Künstlerin Cosy Pièro und ihre Bar Bei Cosy

Cosy bei Cosy
Jan Erbelding, Leo Heinik, Maria VMier, Philipp Gufler, 2023
(Ruine München)

A fanzine about the artist Cosy Pièro and her bar Bei Cosy.

Cosy Pièro (b. 1937) is a painter, object and installation artist and ran the legendary queer artists' bar Bei Cosy for 20 years, where she performed self-written chansons. She founded Werkstatt Brücke 7, a producer's gallery with studios where artists such as Rabe perplexum and the minimal club collective worked. Most recently, in October 2022, she was awarded the Art Prize of the City of Munich for her life's work.

Cosy bei Cosy was made by Ruine München's core members Leo Heinik, Jan Erbelding, Maria VMier, in close collaboration with the artist Philipp Gufler, who is a longtime friend of Cosy Pièro.

This publication was released on January 28, 2023 as an event by Ruine München in collaboration with Philipp Gufler. Ruine München is an artist-run space with publication series. Ruine appears about four times a year at different more or less public places. We understand Ruine as a platform for artistic modes of presentation that are not, or to a lesser extent, object-oriented, be it enactment, roleplay, performance or reading. Ruine München thus offers artists working with ephemeral live formats a solo show according to their very own parameters. For each Ruine a publication or edition is produced in a small run, accompanying the fluid format with an enduring element. Ruine is run by Maria VMier, Jan Erbelding and Leo Heinik.

Editors: Jan Erbelding, Leo Heinik, Maria VMier & Philipp Gufler
Design: Maria VMier, Jan Erbelding
Picture editing: Jan Erbelding
Text: Ruine München

72 pages, 4c indigo digital print, thread stitching, softcover, print run 150, 17 x 24 cm

ISBN: 978-3-947250-52


Herzliche Einladung zur Veröffentlichungsfeier von
Cosy bei Cosy – Ein Fanzine über die Künstlerin Cosy Pièro und ihre Bar Bei Cosy

Zur Veröffentlichung von Cosy bei Cosy am 28. Januar 2023 findet um 18.30 Uhr ein Screening des Fernsehportraits über Cosy Pièro aus der Reihe „Frauengeschichten“ (1985, Regie: Gabriele von Arnim) mit einer kurzen performativen Lesung von Philipp Gufler im Werkstattkino statt. Im Anschluss wird die Publikation mit Getränken im LeZ – Lesbisch-Queeres Zentrum präsentiert.

18.30 Uhr, Screening „Frauengeschichten“ und performative Lesung von Philipp Gufler
im Werkstattkino (Fraunhoferstraße 9)
Da die Plätze im Kino begrenzt sind, bitten wir um verbindliche Voranmeldung unter mail@ruine-muenchen.de

20 – 22 Uhr, Release der Publikation
im LeZ – Lesbisch-Queeres Zentrum (Müllerstraße 26)
(Ohne Anmeldung)

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch das Forum Queeres Archiv München e.V. – LesBiSchwulTransInter* in Geschichte und Kultur, das Deutsche Ledermuseum, den Bayerischen Rundfunk, das Werkstattkino, das LeZ – Lesbisch-Queeres Zentrum München, sowie den Bezirksausschuss 2 (Ludwigsvorstadt und Isarvorstadt) der Landeshauptstadt München.

Samstag, 14. Januar 2023

To Be Seen

TO BE SEEN. queer lives 19OO–195O

Oct. 7, 2022 until May 21, 2023

Opening on Oct. 6, 2022 at 5 p.m.
with opening remarks by Mirjam Madoff, Claudia Roth, Katrin Habenschaden, Anton Biebl and Philipp Gufler 

TO BE SEEN is an exhibition devoted to the stories of LGBTQI+ in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. Through historical testimony and artistic positions from then and now, it traces queer lives and networks, the areas of freedom enjoyed by LGBTQI+, and the persecution they suffered.

The exhibition takes an intimate look at a variety of genders, bodies, and identities. It shows how queer life became ever more visible during the 1920s, giving rise to a more open treatment of role models and of desire. During this period, homosexual, trans, and non-binary people achieved their first successes in their fight for equal rights and social acceptance. They organized, fought for scientific and legal recognition of their gender identity, and carved out their own spaces.

But as recognition and visibility in art and culture, science, politics, and society increased, so did resistance. After the Nazis came to power, the LGBTQI+ subculture was largely destroyed. After 1945, their stories and fates were scarcely archived or remembered. 

Artists: Katharina Aigner, Maximiliane Baumgartner, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Claude Cahun, Zackary Drucker & Marval Rex, El Palomar, Nicholas Grafia, Philipp Gufler, Richard Grune, Lena Rosa Händle, Hannah Höch, Paul Hoecker, Nina Jirsíková, Germaine Krull, Elisar von Kupffer, Zoltán Lesi & Ricardo Portilho, Herbert List, Heinz Loew, Jeanne Mammen, Michaela Melián, Henrik Olesen, Emil Orlik, Max Peiffer Watenphul, Jonathan Penca, Lil Picard, Karol Radziszewski, Alexander Sacharoff, Gertrude Sandmann, Christian Schad, Renée Sintenis, Mikołaj Sobczak, Wolfgang Tillmans and others.

Munich Documentations Center for the History of National Socialism
Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1  | 80333 Munich
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm

NS-Dokumentationszentrum München/Foto: Connolly Weber Photography