WE ARE PART OF CULTURE – Art exhibition on the important contribution of LGBTTIQ * to the social development of Europe
“Sometimes,” he said, “there is no one can imagine.” (Alan Turing)
WE ARE PART OF CULTURE presented by 100% Mensch at Berlin Hauptbahnhof will show portraits of famous homosexual persons who had a big influence on european history. I am one of the 30 artists creating the portraits. Stay tuned for more information and feel free to share the event and check out the website of the 100% Mensch project. There you will find more information and the possibility to donate.
The non-profit project 100% Mensch will be showing the large exhibition WE ARE PART OF CULTURE from September 27 to October 7, 2017, at Berlin’s main railway station – an exhibition on the distinctive contribution of same-sex-loving people and people with a gender theme (LGBTTIQ *) Development of Europe. Portraits of a total of 36 personalities of European history are exhibited. From ancient times to the present, from Sappho and Alexander the Great to Simone de Beauvoir and Freddie Mercury. International artists such as Ralf König, Robert W Richards, Gerda Laufenberg, and others. (Portraits, collage, and cartoon), especially for the portraits of portraits in the most different styles and techniques (including expressionist oil and acrylic painting).
International artists such as Ralf König, Robert W Richards, Gerda Laufenberg, and others. (Portraits, collage, and cartoon), especially for the portraits of portraits in the most different styles and techniques (including expressionist oil and acrylic painting).
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn AG and is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the framework of the Federal Program “Democracy live!” And the Federal Center for Political Education (bpb).
Positive role models are an important development aid for children and adolescents. They convey values, perspectives and the courage to go their own way. Unfortunately, the sexual orientation and gender issues of prominent personalities are often excluded. This leads to a loss of important identification figures, which stand for “being different”. History loses all important aspects of the social development process.
Most of the exhibitions on homosexuality, gender and society address the persecution and suppression of LGBTTIQ * persons. This social revision is absolutely necessary – but at the same time, it often draws a one-sided picture: that of the victim. A self-confident identification is thus difficult to achieve. The aim of the exhibition is therefore to break the often-discussed victim role. The whole approach of the exhibition is undoubtedly positive: anti-discrimination, respect, acceptance and the ability of the individual to be able to perform great even under the most adverse circumstances are the focus.
We would, therefore, like to cordially invite you to encourage your students to visit the exhibition WE ARE PART OF CULTURE or to take a trip to the exhibition. The main train station is open 24 hours a day and admission to the exhibition is free.
We would also like to invite you to our information evening. You will get more information about the exhibition concept, the background, the selection process of the personalities and the possibilities of integration into the teaching as well as teaching materials, The multi lingual accompanying texts, as well as ideas and templates for a didactic preparation or a preparatory and follow-up, which can easily be integrated into the classroom. The evening will end with a questionnaire in which we will try to answer all your questions about the exhibition.
In addition, the team of the educational initiative Queerformat will present their work and report on the necessity and possibilities of integrating diversity into teaching.
NOTICE OF INFORMATION on the exhibition WE ARE PART OF CULTURE
4 September 2017, 7:00 pm
C / O Gay Advice Berlin
10629 Berlin, Charlottenburg
Due to the limited space available, we would ask you to register for the event by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send us the following information:
1. Name of the participants * inside (max.
2. Name, school form and address of the school or educational institution/counseling center
3. Your subjects or target group
We would like to thank the Wild Oscar for the friendly support. The wild Oscar is the restaurant/theater in the gay advice Berlin.