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Upcoming Exhibition: Wild - Transgender and the Communities of Desire

                                                              6. April – 18. Juni 2017

                                            Wild - Transgender and the Communities of Desire

Film still of Prototypes, 2017  © Doireann O’Malley


Artists in the upcoming 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 

Opening of the exhibition: Wild – Transgender and the Communities of Desire


                         We would like to cordially invite you to the opening of the Exhibition

                                Wild – Transgender and the Communities of Desire


                                              on Wednesday, the 5th of April 2017, 7pm
                                                                    Katharinenstraße 23 


                            Introduction: Edit Molnár and Marcel Schwierin, Directors Edith-Russ-Haus

Artist Talk with Doireann O’Malley, Nika Pecarina and Pol Merchan

                                                          Thursday, 6th April 2017, 7pm

Presentation and talk with the artist Doireann O’Malley and two of the protagonists Nika Pecarina and Pol Merchan of the film Prototypes that will be shown in the exhibition "Wild – Transgender and the Communities of Desire".
The film focuses on female to male gender transition and its intra-relational proximity to history, politics, bodies, objects, drives, and the virtual & actual symbolic, real and imaginary orders— both with and without the “boundaries” of the human.

More Informations you find here.

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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