Queertopia: It Takes A Village

68 projects, Berlin


27. Juni – 5. September 2015, Eröffnung: 27. Juni 2015, 18 Uhr


Participating artists: Alexandra Baumgartner, Norbert Bisky, Beka Bolkvadze,  Carina Brandes, Kelli Jean Drinkwater, Antonio Da Silva, Anita Dube, Eva&Adele, Nan Goldin, Arlene Gottfried, Bertram Hasenauer, Roey Heifetz, Yousef Iskandar, Rajkamal Kahlon, Rona Kobel, Friedrich Kunath, Servando Cabrita Moreno, Kieran Moore, Onorato&Krebs, Jack Pierson, Benjamin Reich, Michael Rockel, Jeshoshua Rozenman, Christian Schad, Elizabeth Schmirl, and others.

This summer 68projects’ exhibition “Queertopia” will present works by over 25 artists: using oil paintings, works on paper, videos, installations, photos, sculptures and other media the artists explore the themes of corporality, sexuality, gender identity and the expectations of a society based on a binary gender model.
In our society everyone is classified as either male or female. This binary conception results in a system of pre-defined desires, needs and roles, which are tailor-made for men, women and the heterosexual relation between the two sexes.
But what happens if we think one or even several steps further? If we no longer regard gender roles and relations as fixed, but as continual attempts to experience ourselves as active subjects within society? What could an interplay with socially necessary norms look like? How malleable are our conceptions of partnership, identity and body? Where are the limits? Can a single subject in our society act out allits desires? What defines the compromises, which make social interaction possible, and how much equivocation, as the basis for a varied self-realisation, can society bear? What does the individual have to contribute and what is society’s duty?
“Queertopia” offers this space and reflects playfully, humorously and critically on the ideal of perfect love, free from social constraints and gender norms. With its diverse selection of works by queer, homo- and heterosexual artists, 68projects wants to render visible and inspire queer life-worlds in the domain of art.

Dienstag, 7. Juli 2015, 19 Uhr
Wahlverwandtschaft: Alternative Familien, mit Blick auf LGBTIQ’s
Teilnehmer_innen: Boris Dittrich (Human Rights Watch’s advocacy director in the LGBT rights program), Jörg Steinert (Menschenrechtler und Geschäftsführer des Lesben- und Schwulenverbandes Berlin-Brandenburg), Dr. Wolfgang Krüger, (Psychologe, Autor „Wie man Freunde fürs Leben gewinnt“).

Moderation: Dr. Christine Eichel (Autorin und Journalistin)

Dienstag, 14. Juli 2015, 19 Uhr
Gleichstellung der Ehe: Warum sollte Deutschland vielen anderen westeuropäischen Ländern folgen und die gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe ermöglichen?
Teilnehmer_innen: Boris Dittrich, Stefan Kaufmann (MdB, CDU), Tilmann Warnecke (Tagesspiegel/Queerspiegel), Moderation: Dr. Christine Eichel

Dienstag, 21. Juli 2015, 19 Uhr
Bodily autonomy. Aus der Sicht von Transgender. 
Teilnehmer_innen: Alex Bakker (Historiker, Filmemacher und Autor), Boris Dittrich, Roey Heifetz (KünstlerIn), Moderation: Dr. Christine Eichel

Dienstag, 28. Juli 2015, 19 Uhr
Queertopia: the village party! at 68projects
BBQ, Queer Performances & Special DJ für Gäste und Freund_innen


68 projects, Fasanenstr. 68, D-10719 Berlin

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