group initiation, actions, screening, 2017
SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 19:00 – 23:00
________________We keep losing our spaces but we can still hold [on to] each other_
+++ Costume Party +++ theme: 🌑 Techno Witch AND/OR Matriarchal Acne
around AND/OR from 7pm: 🕳Qubit Group Initiation 🕳 Body Fluid Aromatherapy 🕳Body Hair Exchange Station 🕳Tattooing by Pernille - LGBTIQ*A/feminist symbols only With the help of rare archival material of lost LGBTIQ* spaces from the 1950-90s– excavated from the archive of Schwules Museum in Berlin– we connect to our people: the artists, the eccentric, the timid, the thinkers and dreamers, the sex-positive, the marginalized, the individuals who all once made a decision. We upload our gentrification pains and penetration anxieties, download fish and chicken and celebrate the openness of the gap.
BEI COSY - Rongwrong, Binnen Bantammerstraat 2, Amsterdam
Philipp Gufler and Richard John Jones in collaboration with Cosy Pièro, Sands Murray-Wassink and Laurie Cluitmans.Bei Cosy is a somewhere between an exhibition, a bar and a costume party, taking place over 4 weeks in the belly of Rongwrong in the Binnen Bantammerstraat 2 in Amsterdam. The project will feature a roster of invited artists hosting events every Friday and Saturday night and a series of newly commissioned works entitled Fingerbekenntnisse. Taking its name from a celebrated bar in Munich run by the artist Cosy Pièro from 1962 – 82, the project will pay homage to her work, the significance of her bar and its active position in the sexual politics of the time.
Although many of the patrons of Bei Cosy are today celebrated figures or have faded into obscurity – together they represent an essential yet fragile history, a complex interwoven web of art, sex, inclusion/exclusion, gender identity and sociability. It is these moments that become ‘lost’ or forgotten within mainstream historical accounts. This new Bei Cosy is intended to critically address the role social spaces play in our social, sexual, artistic and political lives – creating a new context for particular histories and archival material to emerge amongst new works and an intergenerational community of artists.
AA Bronson, Johannes Büttner, Johanna Gonschorek, Philipp Gufler, Caspar Jade Heinemann, Fabian Hesse, Richard John Jones,
Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Sands Murray-Wassink, Vera Hofmann, Laurie Cluitmans, Julika Rudelius, Camilla Wills, Richard John Jones, JL Dianthus, Geo Wyeth, Sands Murray-Wassink
photo credits: Philipp Gufler, Vera Hofmann