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Current Exhibition: Wild - Transgender and the Communities of Desire

                                                              6th of April – 18th of June 2017

                                            Wild - Transgender and the Communities of Desire

Artists in the exhibition:

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
Zanele Muholi
Doireann O’Malley
Johannes Paul Raether
Chris E. Vargas


Wild – Transgender and the Communities of Desire is an international group exhibition that draws together recent artworks dealing with questions and challenges of transgender life and communities, don’t necessarily present an inquiry into the complexities of transgenderism, but rather in this particular constellation of artworks transgenderism appears as a perspective framing and narrating current human (societal) conditions.

Inspired by scholar Jack Halberstam’s concept of “wild,” the exhibition looks at how gender complexities are forever challenging the binary mode of societal organization. The exhibition claims that these complexeties should not be narrated as “problems” or “difficulties,” but rather as a wild range of human possibilities. As Halberstam reminds us the notion of wild— reclaimed from its colonial historical context—in relation to societal models, offers “different narratives of what a life can be like in general.” A powerful and potent critique can thus emerge from the margins of society, in this case through transgender voices, strategies, and perspectives. Many of the artworks in Wild restage the possibilities of envisioning a different future in the present and on the ruins of its impoverished political imagination.

Curators: Edit Molnár & Marcel Schwierin 


                                                 Film still of Prototypes, 2017  © Doireann O’Malley

                                                  Transformellae various performances, 2015-2017
                                                  ©Johannes Paul Raether




Opening Hours and Guided Tours

The Edith-Russ-Haus opens during exhibition times daily without Monday between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission on every 4th Saturday of the month. Guided tours during exhibition times every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (in German language).

Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Katharinenstraße 23, D-26121 Oldenburg, Tel.: +49(0)441/235-3208, Fax.: +49(0)441/235-2161
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 14:00 -18:00, Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 18:00, Monday closed info@edith-russ-haus.de
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