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Group Exhibition

»New Queer Photography«

Mohamad Abdouni, Michael Bailey-Gates, Maika Elan, Milan Gies, Julia Gunther, Robin Hammond, Claudia Kent, Clifford Prince King, Laurence Rasti, Bradley Secker, Shahria Sharmin, Melody Melamed, Laurence Philomène, Pauliana Valente Pimentel, Soraya Zaman

Curated by Benjamin Wolbergs & Katharina Mouratidi

»New Queer Photography« is dedicated to all queer people who suffer for their way of life, fight for it, or simply celebrate it.

With works by:
Mohamad Abdouni, Michael Bailey-Gates, Maika Elan, Milan Gies, Julia Gunther, Robin Hammond, Claudia Kent, Clifford Prince King, Laurence Rasti, Bradley Secker, Shahria Sharmin, Melody Melamed, Laurence Philomène, Pauliana Valente Pimentel, Soraya Zaman

Digital presentation by:
Damien Blottière, Gianfranco Briceño, Francesco Cascavilla, Kostis Fokas, Benjamin Fredrickson, Goodyn Green, Alexandre Haefeli, Florian Hetz, Jonathan Icher, Jan Klos, Matt Lambert, Pepper Levain, Daniel Jack Lyons, Maria Clara Macrì, Mark Mcknight, Rafael Medina, Lia Clay Miller, Manuel Moncayo, Hao Nguyen, Ralf Obergfell, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, Brian Oldham, Bettina Pittaluga, Spyros Rennt, Jordan Reznick, Lissa Rivera, Red Rubber Road, Ashkan Sahihi, M. Sharkey, Christopher Sherman, Donal Talbot, Birk Thomassen, Lasha Fox Tsertsvadze, Luis Venegas, Lukas Viar, Danielle Villasana

Julia Gunther takes us on a lesbian beauty pageant in a South African township in her series “Rainbow Girls”, Bradley Secker portrays LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers from the Middle East in “SEXugees”, Shahria Sharmin documents the lives of “Hijras”, who have been tolerated as transgender and intersex people on the Indian subcontinent for centuries, Milan Gies deals with prevailing body images in Europe in his work “State of Identity”, in “The Pink Choice”, Maika Elan portrays everyday queer life in Vietnam, and Clifford Prince King shares intimate moments between gay black people and people of colour in the USA.

Although current films, series, and Western culture in general suggest that there is broad social acceptance, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTIQ+) or simply queer – as a unifying term – still means discrimination, stigmatisation and exclusion in numerous countries and societies. This not only applies to non-western and non-industrialised countries, but also within Europe, where every tenth person who is open about being queer is still the target of physical violence or sexual assault, as demonstrated by a survey published by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in 2020.

For more than four years, dedicated art director and editor Benjamin Wolbergs has collected perspectives from queer photographers from all over the world for his publication »New Queer Photography«: in addition to works from Europe and the USA, there are series from India, Lebanon, South Africa, Vietnam and the Cape Verde Islands.

In their experimental artistic practice, the authors of the images reflect the attitude to life of a new and young generation of queer people who – despite discrimination – live their identity with selfconfidence and pride. They use the artistic space to play with genders and ascribed role models without prejudice or danger. Their approaches range from purely documentary reporting to an artistic/staged examination of their own body images.

Framework program

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Friday, June 24, 2022, 7 pm
Opening Reception
Greetings: Layla Al-Zubaidi (Deputy Head of International Cooperation, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung).
Introduction: Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director f³ – freiraum für fotografie, in conversation with photographers participating in the show.

Sunday, July 3 + Aug 7, 2022, 11 am
FOTO-FÜHRUNG (DE)
Guided tour through the exhibition in German. Admission 5 € | reduced 3 €.
Tickets

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7 pm
FOTO-TALK (EN)
Talk with the photographers Mohamad Abdouni (Beirut) and Bradley Secker (Istanbul), Presentation: Ben Miller (Board Member Schwules Museum Berlin).
Admission 8 € | reduced 5 €. The number of participants is limited, so we recommend booking an online ticket.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 7 pm
BERLIN PRIDE SPECIAL
Over a glass of wine or a soft drink, the Artistic Director of f³ – freiraum für fotografie, Katharina Mouratidi, will introduce you to the exhibition.
Admission 15 € | reduced 10 €. The number of participants is limited, so we recommend booking an online ticket.

Friday, Aug 5, 2022, 4 – 9 pm
QUEER AND FRIENDS
Discover the New Queer Photography exhibition with a glass of champagne or another drink of your choice with your favourite people.
Admission 10 € | reduced 8 €. The number of participants is limited, so we recommend booking an online ticket.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022, 7 pm
FOTO-TALK (EN)
Talk with the photographers Maika Elan (Ho-Chi-Minh-City) and Julia Gunther (Amsterdam), moderated by Ben Miller (Board Schwules Museum Berlin).
Admission 8 € | reduced 5 €. The number of participants is limited, so we recommend booking an online ticket.

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June 25 — Aug 21, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, June 24, 7 pm
+ Framework program: please see above

Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin
[District: Mitte | Borough: Mitte]

Opening hours: Wed – Sun 1 – 7 pm

Admission: 5 € / reduced 3 € | Exhibition tickets: on site | Event tickets: buy here

+++ Please pay attention to the current Corona regulations of the respective gallery/institution. +++ Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Corona-Bestimmungen der jeweiligen Galerie/Institution.

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