Intimacy is one of the central topics in queer art. Here, the relationship between the public and the private is expressed in a distinctive way. Even though it can be risky for queer minorities to make their intimate relations public, new forms and versions of intimacy have constantly evolved, especially in Berlin – with people finding ecstasy on the dancefloor, adventure in the darkroom, or tenderness in their polyamorous relationships.
These realities are framed by medial and pharmacological developments. The digitization left its marks on the portrayal of queer intimacies, as well as the medical narratives of HIV/AIDS – all the way to the current Covid 19 pandemic. The exhibition “Intimacy” presents over 30 positions of queer contemporary art discussing these topics: photography, painting, sculptures, video installations and film.
Schwulles Museum Berlin, DE
Curators: Peter Rehberg, Andrea Kroksnes, Apostolos Lampropoulos
Artworks by Sholem Krishtalka, Rafael Medina, Del LaGrace Volcano, Elijah Burgher, Abel Burger, Simon Fujiwara, Slava Mogutin, AA Bronson, John Paul Ricco, Eva Giannakopoulou, Marlon Riggs, Michaela Melián, Vika Kirchenbauer, Doron Langberg, Kerstin Drechsel, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Clifford Prince King, Derrick Woods-Morrow, Emerson Ricard, Victor Luque, Spyros Rennt, Irma Joanne, Lucas Foletto Celinski, Florian Hetz, Zanele Muholi, Tejal Shah, Roey Victoria Heifetz, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Huanca, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Studio P-P, George Le Nonce, Josch Hoenes and Tomka Weiß.
Exhibition Architecture by Diogo Passarinho Studio
Team: Diogo Passarinho and Andrea Belosi
Exhibition dates: Summer 2021
Photography: Ralf Rühmeier