Samstag, 23. Juli 2022

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

© left © Archiv der Tödlichen Doris, Foto: Peter Heim; middle © Birger Bustorff, right: Foto: Toni Paula © Monacensia


Opening: Thursday, 08.09.22, 7 pm

Tabea Blumenschein (1952–2020), Hilka Nordhausen (1949–1993), and Rabe perplexum (1956–1996) acted ex-centrically in several senses: outside the centre of attention, deviating from social norms and often also from institutionalised art. The results of their productions - performances, readings, films, concerts or murals - were sometimes fleeting, ephemeral and thus less marketable at the time. Blumenschein, Nordhausen and perplexum worked in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. At the time, they represented non-recognised gender and identity images and lived sexual orientations non-conformably. Their work transcended the narrow boundaries of genres and modes of expression: Hilka Nordhausen, for example, founded the off-space Buch Handlung Welt, which was a bookshop, art space and social contact zone. Tabea Blumenschein worked as a performer, designed costumes for film and theatre, and left behind a body of drawings and paintings. Rabe perplexum realised performances and actions in public space in collaboration with friends and confidants, painted and was one of the early digital video artists.

The exhibition and publication project focuses on themes such as subculture, queerness, performative and collaborative ways of working. It tells a different story of the art of the 1980s in the Federal Republic of Germany; beyond the great male master narrative that has dominated the narrative of these years until now.

The contemporary artists Ergül Cengiz (*1975) (3 Hamburger Frauen), Philipp Gufler (*1989) and Angela Stiegler (*1987) question the positions of the 1980s from today's perspective. Their structurally hidden work will be activated on the basis of archive material, exchange with companions and their own artworks: Together with the art historians Burcu Dogramaci and Mareike Schwarz, an exhibition project is being created in which artistic and art-historically situated knowledge is combined. In this way, the three positions from the 1980s are made accessible for new perspectives of reception, both in relation to each other and to the contemporary artworks.

The exhibition project was developed in cooperation with Lothringer 13 Halle Munich, Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten Berlin and Kunsthaus Hamburg.

A German- and English-language publication will be published by b_books, Berlin, to accompany the project.

An extensive programme of events with films, readings, workshops and discussions with contemporary witnesses accompanies the exhibition.

Lothringer 13 Halle
An art space of the city of Munich
Lothringer Straße 13, 81667 München

opening hours: Wed — Sun, 11 am — 7 pm
Free entry

Montag, 11. Juli 2022

Archives in Residence: Queeres Archiv München. Finissage und Performance

Finissage, Donnerstag 4.8.22 um 19 Uhr

Sabine Brantl, Kuratorin und Leitung Archiv, Haus der Kunst
Linda Strehl, Vorstandsmitglied des Forum Queeres Archiv München e.V.


Performative Lesung aus Texten von Philipp Gufler
mit Johanna Gonschorek und Philipp Gufler

Zum Ausklang der Ausstellung nähern sich Johanna Gonschorek und Philipp Gufler dem Queeren Archiv in performativer Weise an. Ins Zentrum ihrer Lesung rücken historische Figuren der Queer-Rights-Bewegung ebenso wie heutige Akteur*innen. Sie treffen jenseits zeitlicher Chronologie aufeinander. Dabei werden sie nicht bloß zitiert, sondern vielmehr in ihren Haltungen und Handlungen verdichtet. Immer wieder scheinen sie mit „Jäcki“, Philipp Guflers Romanfigur, zu verschmelzen: „Jäcki hat das Gefühl, mehrfach zu existieren. Er kommt sich wie eine Hohlform vor, die sich selbst noch einmal wahrnimmt.“

Philipp Gufler studierte an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München und nahm an zahlreichen Ausstellungen und Künstlerresidenzen in den Niederlanden, USA und England teil. Er arbeitet mit verschiedenen Medien, darunter Performances, Siebdrucke auf Stoff und Spiegeln, Künstlerbücher und Videoinstallationen. Im März 2021 erhielt er den Medienpreis „HIV/Aids 2019/2020“ für seine Arbeiten zu HIV/Aids. Philipp Gufler ist aktives Mitglied im Forum Queeres Archiv München e.V.

Johanna Gonschorek studierte Kulturwissenschaften und Kunst in München und Athen. In ihrer künstlerischen Arbeit befasst sie sich mit den Beziehungen zwischen Erinnerung, Episteme, Politik und Machtverhältnissen. Ihr skulpturaler Fokus weitet sich dabei oft auf die Medien Audio, Performance und Text aus. 2021 erhielt sie den Preis für zeitgenössische Kunst des Rotary Clubs Bonn, Straßburg, Novara.

Prinzregentenstraße 1
80538 München

Fotos: Judith Buss und Franz M. Schmidt



mit Clegg&Guttmann, Philipp Gufler, Nils Norman, Nana Petzet, Katharina Sieverding

Eröffnung: Samstag, 30. Juli 2022, 18 Uhr

Ausstellung: 31.7. bis 31.8.2022

Konzeption: Florian Hüttner

GFLK Halle Süd, Tölz (Wandelhalle/Parkplatz)
Ludwigstraße 14
83646 Bad Tölz

Geöffnet mittwochs bis sonntags 16 bis 20 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung unter 0176-80446538

Unterstützt vom Kulturfonds Bayern  

Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2022

Queering the Narrative

Opening: July 02, 2022, 6 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Duration: July 03 - August 21, 2022

NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein is pleased to present the group exhibition Queering the Narrative. The exhibition brings together for the first time at the Kunstverein 19 national and international artists, all of whom consider themselves to belong to the LGBTQIA* spectrum. 

Against the backdrop of prevailing heteronormative and reactionary manifestations of identity and their artistic representation, the group exhibition raises the question of queer identity and narratives and their influence on the artistic work of the participants.

With Queering the Narrative, the Kunstverein deliberately and exclusively offers space for diverse, queer positions in contemporary art. The public representation of queer issues in all media, including art, continues to draw social criticism today. This varies in intensity, based on the social and political systems as well as the geographically conditioned history in which queer concepts are negotiated, but never seems to be completely silenced, although the acceptance of queer content in the shelter of a museum or exhibition institution is growing. There, art not only succeeds in questioning  heteronormative values and codes, but also shows other points of view and perspectives, while creating identification potential for queer people. With the intention of increasingly inscribing queer images in the collective pictorial memory, ideally the fight for LGBTQIA* rights is also strengthened and a normalization of queer lifestyles is pushed forward.

The selected works in the exhibition at the NAK come from various genres, so painting meets graphics, photography, installation, sculpture or video. The works sometimes reveal interdisciplinary interfaces, but are also interconnected in terms of content and aesthetics in the exhibition context, thus forming a complex web of codes and narratives. The subjects of the works are particularly diverse, both private and political in nature, partly representational, partly abstract, but always committed to the question of queer identity, to the writing of (one's own) queer history.

Following the idea of Queering the Narrative, the Kunstverein would like to push the institutional discourse on queer contents and positions in the field of exhibitions and question the politics of power and visibility, especially in the art world. Queer identity and queer art are to be understood as a pluralistic, changeable concept, which in its manifold and positively occupied manifestations is placed complementarily alongside a heteronormative society.

Queerness as a gift, you're welcome. Going beyond the artistic productions of the exhibition, performances, lectures and workshops will evoke alternative, as queer, spaces of action in order to foreground performative and transgressive conceptions of LGBTQIA* identity. The corresponding program accompanying the exhibition can be found promptly on the NAK homepage and will be announced on social media.

NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
Passstraße 29
52070 Aachen

NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein / Fotos: Simon Vogel 

Dienstag, 31. Mai 2022

Lana Kaiser film screenings


Lana Kaiser

In 2002, Lana Kaiser became well known in the first season of the German version of the Idol television franchise. She was born in 1985 and went by her birth name Daniel Küblböck. At only 17 years old she polarised the audience with her androgynous appearance and open bisexuality. On September 9th 2018, Lana disappeared from a cruise ship on her way to North America. Most media outlets and the majority of the public didn‘t consider calling her by her chosen name, Lana Kaiser. Philipp Gufler's video installation is a personal portrait of the singer and entertainer. 

Hammann Von Mier Verlag published a corresponding zine with contributions by Philipp Gufler, Fanny Hauser, Eli Hill, Jack Hogan, Viktor Neumann and Rory Pilgrim. Here you can find the Trailer. 

30. Fusion Film Festival, Oslo

World premiere

Monday, 28. September 2020, 16:30

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New Renaissance Film Festival, Amsterdam

25 – 28 March 2021


37. Wicked Queer 

Boston's LGBTIQ+ Filmfestival, USA
8 – 18 April 2021


67. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany

1 – 10 May 2021


5. Out & Loud

Pune International Queer Film Festival 2021, India. 

14 – 16 May 2021

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Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival in 2021

15 – 17 June 2021


26. Chéries Chéris

Festival du LGBTIQ film, Paris, France


Tuesday, 29. June 2021

Tuesday, 6. July 2021

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Austin, Texas
26 August – 6 September 2021

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Zukunft des Kinos 

Podiumsdiskussion und Filmscrening

Oldenburg, Germany
31 August 2021, 19 Uhr


Last Frame Queer Fest

Barbican, London
18 – 19 September 2021 


Everybody’s Perfect

Geneva international queer film festival
8 – 17 October 2021


Queer Days – Giornate di Cinema e Cultura Queer 2021

Roma, Italy
9 October 2021


The Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival

Las Vegas, USA
15 – 18 October 2021


32. Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany
19 – 24 October 2021


Techniken des Werdens

Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
30 October 2021, 6 pm


32. Augenblick 

Elsass, France (different locations) 
9 – 26 November 2021


International Queer Film Festival Playa Del Carmen, 2021

11 – 18 November 2021


Exground Filmfest 34

Wiesbaden, Germany
12 – 21 November 2021


KFFK/Kurzfilmfestival Köln N°15

16 – 21 November 2021


TDOR 2021 - Trans* Day Of Remembrance Berlin

20. November 2021, 8 pm

AHA BERLIN e.V. im Rahmen des TDoR

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blicke filmfestival des ruhrgebiets

17 – 21 November 2021


4. Berlin Lesbian Non-Binary Filmfest

03/ 04. December 2021
21. December 2021

SPUTNIK-KINO, Hasenheide 54, 10967 Berlin


TAG! Queer Shorts Festival 2022

Portland, Oregon, USA
21 February – 6 March 2022


Filmfest Dresden

Panorama National

5 – 10 April 2022


Filmfest Bremen 

20 – 24 April 2022


Merced Queer Film Fest

19 – 22 May 2022


Double Feature

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

29 June 2022, 7 pm


Bahnhof Langendreer 35 Jahre +1

9 July 2022, 8 pm

Kurzfilm aus dem Programm von blicke. das filmfestival des ruhrgebiets


Les Mains Gauches - Queer Feminist Film Festival

Marseille, France

8 – 11 Sept 2022


35. Queergestreift

Konstanz am Bodensee, Germany

28 Sept - 9 Oct 2022
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Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival 

Premiere Cinemas in Cardiff, Wales

11 – 16 Oct 2022

Dienstag, 17. Mai 2022

FLAM #09

Live Art Manifestation Amsterdam 

17 – 20 May 2022

In response to and invitation from Philipp Gufler, following their appearances in his film The Responsive Body, Louwrien Wijers and the Publik Univeral Frxnd have created a new performance work entitled Not Yet that explores their relationship and the a series of paintings by Wijers. Not Yet will be performed on Thursday, May 18 at 19:30 at Arti et Amicitae. The Responsive Body is installed as an installation and on view during the festival times. 

FLAM #9 serves a sizzling live art program with performances, audiovisual installations and unexpected interactions. After three years of mostly working behind the scenes, this new edition brings you a wide choice of local and international artists along with their works, which can be witnessed at close range. From a post-apocalyptic one-eyed bird of a cabaret singer named Puddles the Pelican, an earth eating cultural researcher, a rubbing expert that always puts pleasure at the center of work, to a bold musical performance questioning how we perceive otherness, each one of FLAM’s performances proposes a unique experience between the public and the work.

Arti et Amicitiae
Rokin 112
1012 LB Amsterdam

Fotos: Thomas Lenden

Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2022


Die Motive stammen von Boban Andjelkovic, Gabi Blum, Jutta Burkhardt, Veronica Burnuthian, Miro Craemer, Nana Dix, Katharina Gaenssler, Philipp Gufler, Caro Jost, Eva Leitolf, Mehmet & Kazim, Olaf Metzel, Beate Passow, Valio Tchenkov, Gülbin Ünlü und Johannes Tassilo Walter.

Vom 17. Mai bis 27. Juli 2022 sind die Plakate der Spielzeit 2021/2022 im Wintergarten der Pinakothek der Moderne in München ausgestellt.

Eine Kooperation von Residenztheater und Pinakothek der Moderne