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

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