Three exhibitions of queer artists in queer spaces. With documentary drawing and photography capturing the Berlin Drag scene in it's variety of forms. Each exhibition will be displayed in popular venues of Berlin's exciting and varied drag communities. Aja Jacques photographic journalism looks into a time when performers were forced off stage into their homes. O Baldwins snapshot photography captures the Drag King collective Venus Boys from their beginnings to an expanded collective. The magic drawings of Suzanne Forbes display the drag community through use of line and color; with examples of live + online Drag. Together these exhibitions give us a vantage point of Berlin’s Drag scene in recent history.
Berlin's performance artists – the talented people known for making our nightlife and arts scene the beloved spectacle that it is – were hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. In the winter lockdown of 2020, with no jobs, no stages, and no live audiences, they were pushed to the perimeters. But their voices – and their art – remained as complex and important as ever. Berlin Offstage is a collection of interviews with and photos of these artists in their homes, bringing us into their worlds while they remained isolated and faced unique struggles.
Eberswalder Str. 21
10437 Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg
Sat 1 October 2022 - 17:00
The exhibition will be hanging until 10 October
Times when it can be seen
Mon - Wed from 18:00 - 02:00 - free entry
on the other days there is an entrance fee to be paid at Tipsy Bear
is a queer, disabled documentary artist. A former DC comics and courtroom artist, she has been doing live drawings of diverse LGBTQIA+ people at nightclubs, drag shows, Pride parties etc for seventeen years. Crowd-funding pays her to do this documentary art work and make the art available free to all via Creative Commons. The drawings shown at go drag! are from live shows in early 2020 and livestreamed shows during 2020 and 2021. These drawings feature go drag! performers like the Venus Boys, Godxxx Noirphiles, and the legendary Bridge Markland.
AHA - Berlin
10829 Berlin - Schöneberg
Mon 3 October 2022 - 15:00 - 17:00
The exhibition will be hanging until 12 Oct 2022
Opening times during the AHA events - which can be visited for free entry, with donation, or at go drag! with small entrance free.
Tue 4 Oct - Board Games evening 19:00
Wed 5 Oct - Queeronaut*
Fri 7 Oct - go drag! short film evening 20:00 go drag! Programm: 21:30
Sat 8 Oct - 14:30 go drag! Bridge Markland: king-ing the drag lecture performance
Sat 8 Oct - 16:00 go drag! Discussion: womxn + drag
Sat 8 Oct - 20:00 Dieter Rita Scholl 70th Birthday
Sun 9 Oct - 15:00 - Sunday Coffee Klatsch
more Info www.aha-berlin.de (in German)
Boys on Film
A series of photos following the growth and expansion of the Berlin based Drag Collective Venus Boys. From small bars to festivals, circus tents and clubs! The photographer creates intimate moments with each artist to give the viewer an insight into the workings of a Venus Boys Drag Show! The exhibition is shot solely on 35mm in snapshot style.
12047 Berlin - Neukölln
Tue 4 October 2022 - 17:00
The exhibition will be hanging until 11 October
Times when it can be seen:
Every day from 17:00 - 02:00 - free entry