Eyedentity – Queer perspectives in art

with Keerthana Kunnath and Elliott Nicole J. Waller

curated by Wiebke Hahn and Jasmina Janoschka / curatorial assistance: Jaqueline Maschke

Exhibition duration: 01.06.2024-03.08.2024

Are you always yourself or does your identity change in the eyes of others?

The exhibition "Eyedentity" traces the gazes and stories that shape us as human beings. The photographs by Keerthana Kunnath (*1995 in Kerala/India, lives and works between London and India) and the immersive installation by Elliott Nicole J. Waller (*1994 in Gothenburg/Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, D) explore the artistic presentation of queer identities and allow them to be experienced in the field of tension between individual and collective perspectives.

Keerthana Kunnath's photographs, shown for the first time in Germany as part of the exhibition, present the lens of perception through which we constantly reinvent ourselves and are reinvented. The touching portraits show the fluid moments of transition and trace the strength of community, empathy and connection that brings out the self-confidence in people. With her photographs, Kunnath pushes the boundaries of conventional thinking and challenges deeply rooted social norms.

Photo: Keerthana Kunnath

left: Elliott Nicole J. Waller: Transisting (Am I Somebody Else in Private?), 2023 / right: Photo: Keerthana Kunnath

Elliott Nicole J. Waller: Transisting (Am I Somebody Else in Private?), 2023 

In their multimedia work, Elliott Nicole J. Waller creates digital spaces in which gender boundaries become fluid. In the immersive installation "Transisting (Am I Somebody Else in Private?)" (2023), Waller slips into the role of various queer figures. They are derived from the facets of Waller's own personality and make it possible to experience identity as a constant performance. Visitors are invited to encounter their own multi-layered existence as a constantly changing reality in the walk-in textile and video work.

Events

HASE29 MEETS BAMBULE35: Friday, 19.07.2024, from 16 p.m. – Bambule35

Hase29 MEETS Bambule35 – with workshop, exhibition and bar!

Friday, 19.07.2024, from 16 p.m. – Bambule35 

WORKSHOP
The queer-feminist collective Bambule35 is opening its doors and inviting people to a workshop together with the art space #hase29. Based on the current exhibition "Eyedentity - Queer Views in Art" (until August 03.08rd @hase29), we would like to explore the topic of identity creatively with you and create collages and zines.

EXHIBITION

The exhibition will show nude photographs and paintings that deal with the topic of queer bodies and identity and explore how these are connected. The works from the workshop with the Starkids* will also be presented, as well as the collages and zines that were created in the afternoon.

BAR

From 19 p.m. we will end the evening in a relaxed manner with the BambuleBar.

Address: Hannoversche Strasse 35, 49084 Osnabrück

Participation is free of charge, without registration

Author talk with Jayrôme C. Robinet: Thursday, July 25.07.2024, 19, XNUMX p.m.

Author talk with Jayrôme C. Robinet: “Sun in Shards” –
Queer identity, new gender roles and relationships

in cooperation with the bookstore zur Heide

Thursday, 25.07.2024, 19 p.m. – Kunstraum hase29

In his 2019 book “My journey from a white woman to a young man with a migrant background” Jayrôme C. Robinet tells his personal story and reveals how insane social perceptions and classifications often are. His novel will be published in August 2024 “Sun in Shards”, which tells the story of the queer couple Enzo and Angèle. When the two want a child and it is Enzo who becomes pregnant, the media pounces on the case of the pregnant trans man, and the hatred and incitement are unprecedented.

On the occasion of the exhibition “Eyedentity – Queer Perspectives in Art”, the art space hase29 and the bookstore zur Heide invited Jayrôme C. Robinet to talk about his new novel, queer identity, new gender roles and relationships.

Participation is free of charge, without registration

Jayrôme C. Robinet, born in 1977 in northern France, is an author, translator and spoken word artist. His most recent publications with Hanser Berlin are My Path from a White Woman to a Young Man with a Migrant Background (2019) and a story in the anthology Congratulations (2023). Jayrôme C. Robinet is currently the head of the PEN Berlin office.

past events

Exhibition opening: Friday, May 31.05.2024, 18, from 23 p.m. to XNUMX p.m

exhibition opening

We warmly invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Eyedentity – Queer Looks in Art”!

Friday, May 31.05.2024, 18, from 23 p.m. to 29 p.m. – in the art room haseXNUMX

18.30 p.m.: Greetings by Diana Häs + short introduction by the curators Wiebke Hahn and Jasmina Janoschka

20 p.m.: Music by duhrst (DJ/Osnabrück)

Free entry!

City tour “THE QUEER HISTORY OF OSNABRÜCK”: Tuesday, June 04.06.2024th, 18, at XNUMX p.m

City tour “THE QUEER HISTORY OF OSNABRÜCK” with Lars Linnhoff

Tuesday, June 04.06.2024th, 18, at 29 p.m. – meeting point Kunstraum hase2 (duration approx. XNUMX hours)

For non-queer people, other sexualities, gender identities and queer realities can be difficult to grasp, sometimes confusing or incomprehensible. Even the term “queer” can be a hurdle. In the guided tour, Lars Linnhoff shows that behind this little word there is not a trend but a millennia-old history. We walk through the city of Osnabrück to places that play a central role in Osnabrück's queer history - from the earliest traces of queer life in our city to the present. Now with new locations and a changed route!

The city tour offers a space for exchange in a relaxed, humorous and at eye level. Afterwards, the art space hase29 invites you to the exhibition “Eyedentity – Queer Looks in Art”.

Participation is free of charge, without registration

Lecture “A world in pink and blue? From artistic performance to gender marketing”: Thursday, June 13.06.2024, 19, XNUMX p.m

Lecture “A world in pink and blue? From artistic performance to gender marketing” by Locuratolo

Thursday, June 13.06.2024th, 19, 29 p.m. Kunstraum haseXNUMX 

While large corporations earn billions from gender marketing and reproduce stereotypes, a social discourse about diversity and identity is intensifying. Is gender identity the result of consumption and conditioning? And what can we do to promote a diverse, inclusive society?

During the lecture, Locuratolo offers a basic introduction to the topics of sex, gender and the discussion of verse. Identities, provides insights into the business of gender marketing and opens up artistic perspectives on strategies to counteract it.

Participation is free of charge, without registration

Public exhibition tour: Thursday, June 20.06.2024, 18, at XNUMX p.m

Public exhibition tour “Eyedentity – Queer Looks in Art”

Thursday, June 20.06.2024, 18, at 29 p.m. – in the art space haseXNUMX

The exhibition “Eyedentity” traces the looks and stories that shape us as people. In dialogue, Keerthana Kunnath's photographs and Elliott Nicole J. Waller's immersive installation are dedicated to the artistic presentation of queer identities and allow them to be experienced in the tension between individual and collective perspectives.
with Jasmina Janoschka (artistic director of art space hase29)

Participation is free of charge, without registration

Experimental printing workshop: Friday, June 21.06.2024, 18, 21-XNUMX p.m

Experimental printing workshop

Friday, June 21.06.2024, 18, 21-29 p.m. – in the art room haseXNUMX

for teenagers + adults, max. 8 people
with the artist Nina Lükenga

Print without a printing press! Artist Nina Lükenga shows how you can make experimental prints at home using simple materials. Based on the exhibition “Eyedentity”, which traces the looks and stories that shape us as humans, the workshop invites participants to use artistic means to explore questions about identity and body, belonging and acceptance, and the perception of self and others .

Participation is free of charge, registration at: nina@luekenga.de

Workshop “Role models in digital games”: Tuesday, June 25.06.2024, 26.06.2024 + Wednesday, June 15, 19, each from XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX p.m.

Workshop “Role models in digital games”

Tuesday (25.06.2024) + Wednesday (26.06.2024), 15-19 p.m. – Atelier / Kunstraum hase29

for students, art educators, educational professionals and interested parties

Digital games are no longer a niche medium: more and more children, young people and adults have their own “gaming biography” and naturally move around in digital gaming worlds. Games offer opportunities for creativity, communication and a sense of achievement.

But what role models and character concepts do we encounter in this digital sphere? What do the heroes of these games look like? Could they look completely different? And what are the political implications of the world and role models that we encounter in games?

As part of the cooperation “Creative, critical and competent – ​​digital questions thought politically”, we would like to think creatively together with speakers from the LAG Jugend & Film Niedersachsen on June 25th and 26th (each time from 15 p.m. to 19 p.m.) in the studio of the hase29 art space about what heroes in games look like – and what they could look like.

Participation is free of charge, short-term registration at: stefan.berendes@hase29.de

QUEER SPEED DATING FOR FLINTA* IN THE GARDEN CLUB TOMATOS: MONDAY, 08.07.2024, 17-19 PM

Queer speed dating for FLINTA* in the garden club TomatOS

Monday, July 08.07.2024th, 17, 19-XNUMX p.m. – in the garden of TomatOS

The art space hase29, together with the garden association TomatOS, invites you to speed dating for FLINTA* (women, lesbians, inter, non-binary, trans and agender people): At various stations there is the opportunity to talk to each other. There are also various question and answer sessions that are intended to make it easier to get to know each other and encourage an exciting exchange about queer dating and life in a heteronormative world. There are also small artistic and gardening activities that help facilitate mutual contact. The action is accompanied by Lara and Alica. The two queer lecturers position themselves in the cis-female spectrum.

With coffee + cake – for a cozy atmosphere!

To the venue
TomatOs eV is an urban gardening project with a large garden, greenhouses and a former flower shop that invites you to various cultural events.

Address:

Old Kersten Nursery
Bramscher Strasse 93-95
49088 Osnabrück

Participation is free of charge / We ask you to register at lara.burgmann@hase29.de

Spontaneous participation is also possible.

MUST BE POSTPONED! Workshop “Starkids* - A story told in comics”: Sunday, July 14.07.2024, 10, 18 a.m. - XNUMX p.m.

Unfortunately the workshop has to be postponed. A new date will follow!

Workshop “Starkids* – A story told in comics”

Sunday, July 14.07.2024, 10, 18 a.m. to 29 p.m. – art space haseXNUMX

with the artists Azim F. Becker and Henriette Uhlhorn

On Sunday, July 14.07.2024th, 10, the workshop “Starkids* – A story told in comics” will take place in the art space hase18 from 29 a.m. to XNUMX p.m. After visiting the current exhibition “Eyedentity – Queer Views in Art” together, the collected impressions will be artistically processed in the studio. As part of the workshop, the history of the “Starkids*”, a self-help group for trans children and young people, their parents and relatives, will be captured in the form of a comic.

The all-day workshop is divided into two parts: In the first part, the exhibition “Eyedentity” is explored and then the group's own experiences are exchanged. This is followed by an introduction to comic drawing. The second part focuses on the artistic design of the comic.

The aim of the workshop is an experimental and artistic search for identity in which we capture identity, artistically design fictional and narrative connections and anchor our own history. We get to know queer perspectives in art and shape them ourselves.

Participation is free of charge, we ask that you register
by email: Henriette.uhlhorn@icloud.com / by phone: 017681312264

With friendly support