Accompanying program
Maskulinitäten. Eine Kooperation von Bonner Kunstverein, Kölnischem Kunstverein und Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf


Maskulinitäten. Eine Kooperation von Bonner Kunstverein, Kölnischem Kunstverein und Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

1 September – 24 November, 2019


Accompanying program:

Sat, 31.08., from 2.30 pm
Legal Gender
Performance conceived by Anita Steckel
Venue: Bonner Kunstverein

Sat, 31.08., from 5 pm
Parallel Lines
Performance by Gerry Bibby with Ellen Yeon Kim
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Sat, 31.08., 5.30 pm
Naked Self (Transitioning) (21 Months On Hormone Replacement Therapy)
Nude Performance by Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Sat, 31.08.. 8 pm
Naked Self (Transitioning) (21 Months On Hormone Replacement Therapy)
Nude Performance by Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf


September
Sun, 01.09., 3 pm
Show and Tell #3
Tectonic Mnemonic
The installation devised by Gerry Bibby for the exhibition takes the form of a flexible platform for readings with invited guests. This work offers visitors an insight into the artist‘s collection of notes and source materials that inform the artist‘s work and writing, and which form part of the performance. (in English)
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Sun, 08.09., 11 am – 6 pm
Masculinity-Sunday
Free admission to the exhibition in Bonn, Dusseldorf and Cologne

Sat, 14.09., 12 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Susanne Mierzwiak, Interim-Director
Venue: Bonner Kunstverein

Wed, 18.09., 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Miriam Bettin, Assistant Curator
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Thu, 19.09., 6 pm
Show and Tell #4
Discipline Masters
A long night with night with Julia Scher (Professor, Academy of Media Arts Cologne) and guests including a screening of her 4-hour film “Discipline Masters” (1988) – a cathartic retelling of her youth, which informs Scher‘s interest in themes of surveillance and the notion of a sexualized and controlling gaze. (in English)
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Wed, 25.09., 5 pm
Guided Tour for Members in Cologne
Guided tour through the exhibition with Nikola Dietrich, Director. Members of any of the three participating institutions are welcome to join.
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein


October
Sat, 05.10., 2 pm
Unreproductive Desires: Sexual Liberations from Our Sexes
If we were to rethink a sexual liberation that is not simply another excess of unbounded modernism, it seems that the perspective needs to shift: from our transgressive sex, to a sex that transgresses us. A workshop by Kerstin Stakemeier.
R.S.V.P. required: mail@kunstverein-duesseldorf.de
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Sat, 05.10., 7 pm
Idle Talk
In their reading, Philipp Gufler and Evelyn Taocheng Wang read parts of their artist books “Unintended Experience” by Evelyn Taocheng Wang and “Indirect Contact” by Philipp Gufler. (in English)
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Sun, 06.10., 7 pm
NASHA
A gathering of three performances of keyon gaskin and friends. “NASHA” is an attempt at being less lonely when travelling, named after the artist’s little sister. It centers on and values black sociality, and resists creating something “new” through stipulation, giving context through experience. In collaboration with Samiya Bashir, sidony o’veal and Adee Roberson.
Venue: Salon des Amateurs, Grabbeplatz 4, Düsseldorf

Wed, 09.10., 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Nikola Dietrich, Director
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Fri, 11.10., 7 pm
Show and Tell #5
Double Feature:
The documentary “The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” by Arwen Curry (2018, 65 min) is a film about the life and heritage of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. The latter is known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy novels, such as ”A Wizard of Earthsea“ and ”The Left Hand of Darkness“. „Die Deutschen und ihre Männer“ by Helke Sander (1989, 97 min, OV) introduces male protagonists that do not represent the typical heroic figures often targeted by a documentary camera. They rather show men who are concealed and whose type of occupation escapes the camera’s scrutiny.
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Sun, 13.10., 11 am – 6 pm
Masculinity-Sunday
Free admission to the exhibition in Bonn, Dusseldorf and Cologne

Thu, 17.10. and Fri, 18.10., 8 pm
Take It Like a Man
In this performance by The Agency the protagonists meet to spark a utopian movement of de-powering, to strive for a format in which masculinity can be reconfigured and linked to a left-wing agenda. The performance is presented in cooperation with the Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf (FFT).
Venue: Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Herzogstraße 89
Admission: 19€, members/ reduced: 9€, tickets: www.fft-duesseldorf.de

Fri, 18.10., 5 pm
Take It Like a Man
Yana Thönnes, Magdalena Emmerig und Rahel Spöhrer of the performance group The Agency, in conversation with Kathrin Tiedemann (Artistic Director, FFT Düsseldorf) and Eva Birkenstock (Director, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf)
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Sat, 19.10., 12 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Sophie Schattner, Project Assistant
Venue: Bonner Kunstverein

Thu, 24.10., 6 pm
Mediated Masculinities: Visual Archives, Masculinities and Race in Contemporary Practices of Self-/Documentation
The archetypal ‘Angry Black Man‘ challenges current engagements with visual archives studying ‘race‘ und affect in digital media. Jasmin Degeling, M.A. and Sarah Horn, M.A. (both Ruhr-University Bochum) discuss strategies of intervention within politics of visibility.
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Sun, 27.10., 3 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Jasmin Werner
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Thu, 31.10., 6 pm
Elbow Room, Physical Education II
With „Physical Education II“, the second edition of the Kunstverein‘s ”Elbow Room”, presents new performative works along the topic of masculinities by artists Dudu Quintanilha and Leda Bourgogne.
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf and Salon des Amateurs, Düsseldorf


November
Sat, 02.11., 7 pm – 2 am
Cologne Night of Museums
With guided tours and film screenings by Jonathan de Andrade ”O Peixe (the fish)”, 2016, 37 min, (7.30 pm/10.30 pm). In de Andrade’s work fishermen from a village on the northeast coast of Brazil perform a ritual in which they embrace the fish they caught. This loving gesture that accompanies death suggests an interspecies relationship that is permeated by strength, violence and power.
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Tue, 05.11., 5 pm
Guided Tour for Members in Bonn
Guided tour through the exhibition with Susanne Mierzwiak, Interim-Director. Members of any of the three participating institutions are welcome to join.
Venue: Bonner Kunstverein

Thu, 07.11., 8 pm
There’s No Us in Masterpiece
“There‘s No Us in Masterpiece” (2016) is a theater play by Keren Cytter that repeatedly shifts between the acted and the non-acted moment. By continuously changing between the live, the acted, and the filmed, Cytter ultimately puts the very notions of performance, spoken word, emotions, and reality into question. With Susie Meyer, Fabian Stumm & special guest Colby Keller. Presented in cooperation with the Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf. (in English)
Venue: Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, Birkenstraße 47

Sat, 09.11., 12 pm
Blue Bananas and Other Meats – A Libidinous Look at the Male Body in Feminist Art
A lecture by Dr. Andrea Jahn, Director Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken
Venue: Bonner Kunstverein

Sun, 10.11., 3 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Jasmin Werner
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Sun, 10.11., 11 am – 5 pm
Masculinity– Sunday
Free admission to the exhibition in Bonn, Dusseldorf and Cologne

Tue, 12.11., 5 pm
Guided Tour for Members in Düsseldorf
Guided tour through the exhibition with Eva Birkenstock, Director. Members of any of the three participating institutions are welcome to join.
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Tue, 12.11., 7 pm
Penis/Phallus/Dildo
The lecture by Prof. Dr. Änne Söll (Ruhr-University Bochum) offers a broad perspective on the different representations of the male sex organ in the arts since 1970, exploring how the role of this symbol of masculinity has been de- or reconstructed by artists. Presented in collaboration with the Ruhr-University Bochum.
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Wed, 13.11., 7 pm
Show and Tell #6
The Year of the Pig
A night with a lecture performance, films, music and readings invited by Juliette Blightman. The main theme of the artist´s work is the relationship between art and life. She creates her works like continuous diary entries which are articulated in various media. She films, paints and writes in a radical subjective way and makes the personal public.
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Sat, 16.11., 4 pm
Maskulinitäten. A Conversation.
Eva Birkenstock, Michelle Cotton and Nikola Dietrich in conversation with Nelly Gawellek, Jürgen Klauke, Bea Schlingelhoff, Evelyn Taocheng Wang and other participating artists. (in English)
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Sun, 17.11., 4 pm
The Magician
A reading with CA Conrad (in English)
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Tue, 19.11., 6 pm
Show and Tell #7
Concepts of Masculinity
Short lectures in cooperation with Ruhr-University Bochum: Katharina Boje will talk about the connection between Toxic Masculinity, Hypermasculinity and Blackness. Jan-Hendrik Steffan’s lecture is based on the work “ ‘Weibliche’ und ‘männliche’ Körpersprache als Folge patriarchaler Machtverhältnisse” by Marianne Wex. He explores the artist’s extensive photographic research on male and female poses in the 1970s. Peter Vignold takes the superhero comedy “SHAZAM!” by David F. Sandberg (USA 2019) as a starting point to explore the complex relationship between aesthetics and the economics of production and their role in the construction of discourses on masculinity in mainstream cinema.
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

Wed, 20.11., 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Miriam Bettin, Curatorial Assistant
Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein

every Thu at 5 pm
Guided tours with the team of the Kunstverein in Dusseldorf
Venue: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf


Further events will be announced in due course.

Admission unless stated otherwise: €4.- /
reduced € 2.- / free admission for members of
the participating institutions.

The events in the framework of Show and Tell are supported by the RheinEnergie Stiftung.