Berlin! #TheGalleryProject – a queer art exhibition

Ihar Paulau - Flower Scars

Save the date! After four successful exhibitions in other parts of Europe #TheGalleryProject will show a selection of drawings, prints, photographs, comics, collages and installations by 47 queer artists from 27 countries in Berlin for the very first time.  In March and April 2018, #TheGalleryProject invites you to engage with the diverse realities presented in these and other works. Dates:  24.03. 7pm opening with DJ´s and drinks – 01.04. 12pm Easter Brunch with performance, concert, DJ´s and drinks – 06.04. 7pm Finissage with concert, DJ´s and drinks.  There will also be a screen printing and a fashion workshop on March 30th and 31st. You can find the full program on TQU’s website.

The collection is distinctive in its absence of a unifying theme: each work reflects a unique perspective and as a whole, refuses to present a standardized narrative. Rather, it becomes clear that being queer means something different to each artist, whether sexually, politically, or aesthetically. Each artist represented in the exhibition has developed their own strategies for coping with their lived realities and addressing (or not addressing) them in their art. The works displays sex, fragility, anger, courage, hope, nihilism, strength, fear, and beauty.

Kamee Abrahamian Grains

Rurru Mipanochia’s drawings, sweet and colorful at first glance, reveal insights into the pre-colonial landscape of gender in Mexico. Duo Tim and Candra cope with the varying obstacles and desires of a cis and a trans woman in Indonesia in their almost eerie three-color photos. Ihar Paulau‘s work ‘Flower Scars’ relates the human body to patterns found in nature, displaying a cultivated sense of intimacy and vulnerability. In his comics, Umba from St. Petersburg depicts amusing scenes from the everyday life of a trans man. Giegold & Weiß from Berlin use their installation ‘Lachanschlag’ to laugh at the tireless discrimination in institutions, government and otherwise.

Deborah Schmidt

ReTramp Galerie, Reuterstr. 62, 12047 Berlin

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