Montag, 24. Juni 2024

Confessing Weakness at Traklhaus, Salzburg

July 13 - August 31, 2024

Opening: Friday, July 12, from 6 pm

As part of the International Summer Academy Salzburg

Curated by Sophie Goltz and Niklas Koschel

Galerie Kunst im Traklhaus Salzburg
Waagplatz 1a
5020 Salzburg

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday: 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday, 10:00 - 13:00
and by appointment

Samstag, 8. Juni 2024




Editor: Yasmin Afschar, Kunsthalle Mainz
Design: Yvonne Quirmbach
Language: German/
21 x 29.7 cm
176 pages, 200 images, flex cover
Text: Yasmin Afschar, Karolina Kühn, Sandro Weilenmann, Louwrien Wijers
ISBN: 978-3-95476-677-2
Published by DISTANZ Verlag, Berlin


Book release

Finissage: Artist talk & book-launch
Sunday, June 16, 3 pm at Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany

Book release
Saturday, June 22, 8 pm at San Serriffe, Amsterdam

Fotos: Fabienne Kunkel

Mittwoch, 21. Februar 2024

Dis/Identfication at Kunsthalle Mainz



8th of March – 16th of June 2024

Thursday, 7th of March 2024, 19:00

Curated by Yasmin Afschar

Images and (hi)stories of queer life both today and in the past are at the heart of Philipp Gufler’s artistic oeuvre. Key persons in history, developments and incisive events from different periods all enter into dialog and tell an intersectional queer story. Gufler comes across his source material in historical archives, newspapers, radio and TV, and his reference points originate in literature and the aesthetic practices of the LGBTQIA+ movements, in queer theory, and in Pop culture. Gufler reflects on these in film essays, but also in performances and pictorial objects, in paintings on mirrors or silkscreened fabrics (the quilts as he calls them today feature 53 different textiles and are dedicated to queer people, movements, and places).

In his largest solo exhibition to date, starting with a new video installation entitled The Beginning of Identification, and its End​. Gufler offers a survey of his creative output of recent years. It does not just tell us the “hi/stories of heroes”. Gufler's approach always leaves scope for the dark sides and the controversies. The focus is on identification but also on “disidentification” and thus on the limits of queer categories of identification. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by Philipp Gufler’s first monograph, including texts by Karolina Kühn, Louwrien Wijers and Yasmin Afschar. 


Fade into You - film program on oral-history-practices with Philipp Gufler
Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm at Kunsthalle Mainz

Film program on AIDS & activism with Philipp Gufler, Marc Siegel and Sarah Horn
Thursday, May 2, 7 pm at Medienhaus (Wallstrasse 11, Mainz)

Finissage: Artist talk & book-launch
Sunday, June 16, 3 pm at Kunsthalle Mainz

Kunsthalle Mainz
Am Zollhafen 3–5
55118 Mainz

Opening times
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am–6 pm
Wednesday 10 am–9 pm
Saturday, Sunday 11 am–6 pm

Installation view Philipp Gufler: Dis/Identification, Kunsthalle Mainz, 2024. Photo: Norbert Miguletz

Dienstag, 20. Februar 2024


Quilt #52 (Charlotte Charlaque), 2023


16.3. – 11.8.2024

This spring, DAS MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam will present the group exhibition Soft Power, which positions textile design as an artistic means of expression that can be employed to question power relations. The exhibition addresses various aspects of textile art in three chapters.

The chapter “Invisible Hands” focuses on the production conditions of textiles and their raw materials, including the history of the Leipzig-Lindenau cotton mill and VEB Vowetex in Plauen, among other examples. “Disrupting Patterns” is the title of the second chapter. Textile patterns are often based on the repetition of graphic structures, which typically originate from long traditions and can convey information about power hierarchies or status. The works presented in this chapter of the exhibition question existing patterns and relationships. The chapter “Ancestral Threads” traces the lines that connect us to the past. Just as individual threads can combine to form fabrics and larger networks, the historical and contemporary works in this chapter refer to past traditions that continue to have an effect today.


Soft Power shows works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Caroline Achaintre, Wilder Alison, Leonor Antunes, Ouassila Arras, Rufina Bazlova, Mariana Chkonia, Toni Ebel, Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers (Ella Mae Irby, Candis Mosely Pettway, Qunnie Pettway), Philipp Gufler, William Kentridge, Maria Lai, Joanna Louca, Rosemary Mayer, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Sandra Mujinga, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Ramona Schacht, Gabriele Stötzer, Sung Tieu, Johanna Unzueta, Hamid Zénati, and others.

The exhibition is curated by Daniel Milnes.


Montag, 19. Februar 2024

COEXIST. Stipendiat:innen 2023 der Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral im Mittelrhein Museum

9.3. – 28.4.2024

Eröffnung der Ausstellung im Mittelrhein Museum
Freitag, 8. März 2024 um 19 Uhr

Film & Talk mit Philipp Gufler und Katharina Fink
Dienstag, 9. April 2024 um 18 Uhr
Gespräch mit Albert Knoll, 2023, 25 min.
Lana Kaiser, 2020, 13 min. 

Mit dem Jahresthema »Coexist« beleuchtete die Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral gemeinsam mit ihren 16 Stipendiat:innen, wo die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen künstlerischen Handelns verlaufen. Im Fokus standen hierbei sowohl ästhetisch-künstlerische als auch gesellschaftliche Fragestellungen. Vermeintlich feststehende Kategorien wurden ästhetisch hinterfragt und die Zwischenräume zwischen unterschiedlichen Polen, Bestehendem und Neuem, Dominanz und Unterlegenheit, dem Eigenen und dem Anderen, erforscht. Auch, welche Rolle Verletzbarkeit, Dissens und Empathie im künstlerischen Schaffensprozess spielen können. »Coexist« stellt die Zwischenräume in den Fokus der Kunst. Es fragt danach, was eine Gesellschaft zusammenhält und welche Rolle die Kunst dabei spielen kann.

Teilnehmende Künstler:innen: Gin Bahc, Alexandre Bavard, Tobias Becker, Nino Bulling, Johanna Ehmke, Dorothea Gillert-Marien, Nathalia Grotenhuis, Anne-Louise Hoffmann, Alexander Janz, Jungho Jung, leo, Markues, Benja Riegenroth, Marcello Spada, Jonas Weber Herrera, Julia Wenz-Delaminsky

Mittelrhein Museum Koblenz
Zentralplatz 1
56068 Koblenz

Montag geschlossen,
Dienstag bis Sonntag
10 Uhr bis 18 Uhr

Montag, 18. Dezember 2023

Film screening, Conversation and Music: Projection on the Crisis

Courtesy: BQ Gallery, Berlin

Film screening, Conversation and Music | General Idea

Projection on the Crisis

With Philipp Gufler, Marc Siegel, Susanne Sachsse and Zippora Elders, moderated by Kelly Krugman

Friday, 12.1.2024

Gropius Bau, Cinema (Lower ground floor)

In German and English
Free admission

Philipp Gufler’s video installation Projektion auf die Krise (Gauweilereien in München) takes a kaleidoscopic glance back to the early days of the AIDS crisis in Germany in the 1980s – a time when Munich’s repressive policy against homosexuals reached its peak. The work assembles archival documents such as newspaper articles, advertisements, photos and press reviews from this period. The historical material comes with commentary and analyses by other artists.

The film screening will be followed by a conversation between Philipp Gufler, Marc Siegel and Zippora Elders as well as music by Susanne Sachsse.

As a professor for experimental film, Marc Siegel will engage with these topics and reflect on the historical contexts in Germany and the USA.

The artist Philipp Gufler combines various media in his work, including screen prints on fabric and mirrors, artist books, performances and video works. For the video installation Projektion auf die Krise (Gauweilereien in München) (2014), he began his research in the self-organised Forum Queeres Archiv München, of which Gufler is an active member. Gufler was awarded with the Media Prize of the German AIDS Foundation in 2020.

Kelly Krugman (she/they), born in 1994, New Jersey, is a Mexican-American curator, editor and project coordinator at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, Germany. She co-founded SAVVYZAAR, the radio pillar of SAVVY Contemporary, which is dedicated to the sonic as a space of healing, catharsis and protest. They have been part of curatorial teams of projects spanning exhibitions, publications and public programmes in Berlin and abroad.

Susanne Sachsse was born and raised in the GDR. She is a Berlin-based artist and co-founder of the art collective CHEAP. Her most recent works include sound, video and object installations, which have been shown at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (2022) and the Kestner Gesellschaft (2023), among others. Her first solo exhibition opened in 2021 at PARTICIPANT INC in New York. 

Marc Siegel is Professor of Film Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. His research focuses mainly on issues in Queer Studies and experimental film. He is a member of the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne and part of the advisory board of the Forum Expanded section of the Berlinale.

Montag, 4. Dezember 2023

Film screenings of "Conversation with Albert Knoll"


Gespräch mit Albert Knoll

by Philipp Gufler

2023, 25 min.
Camera: Leo van Kann
Production: Forum Queeres Archiv München e.V.
Edit: Philipp Gufler
Translation: Nicholas Maniu

For some time now I wanted to shoot a short film about Albert Knoll's tireless self-organized historical work and ask him why he has dedicated a large part of his life to commemorating the crimes against humanity committed during the Nazi dictatorship and what this archival work has done to him. A special focus is on oral history, as I am interested in how, as a conversational partner, one preserves their knowledge and experiences in a certain way after the death of the contemporary witnesses. After Albert Knoll has done so many contemporary witness interviews the last thirty years and was the one who asked the questions, I reversed the situation in the short film and interviewed him.

Film screenings:


Napoli, Italy
11. – 16.12.2023

More Information


Perth Queer Film Festival

Perth, Australia
6. – 14.3.2024


Divine Queer Film Festival

Torino, Italy
17. - 19.5.2024



Mittelrhein Museum, Koblenz, Germany