On Entering – Bodies in Queer Spaces
Opening November 24, 6 pm, Exhibition at Keller Kreuzberg
curated by Felix Kosok
Our concept of the self consists of clear demarcations from the other, like a room that is constructed through the walls that surround it. The inside is shielded from the outside. But what happens if we let someone else enter? The lines that we sketched out as borders become porous while foreign bodies cross. What if we encounter otherness with tender feelings? The exhibition On Entering traces a space between art and architecture with works by Roberto Barbosa and Felix Findeiß. Both artists were trained as architects. While Roberto Barbosa's drawings explore abstract male figures in homoerotic struggles Felix Findeiß’s sculptures confront the hardness of concrete walls with the softness of the human body. In between both artists’ works a space for the exploration of our bodies and desires is opened up, with diverse entry and exit points. The exhibition is accompanied by a small publication, including texts by João Florêncino and Ben Miller, that taps into the relationship of bodies to queer spaces.
The exhibition is made possible by support from Galerie 3AP and Keller Kreuzberg. A special edition by Roberto Barbosa will be released during the opening of the exhibition and will be available at the shop.
Roberto Barbosa (*1990 Guadalajara, Mexico) studied architecture at the Städelschule with Professor Peter Trummer. Throughout his work he explores the relationship between human interactions and the built environment. His collection of line drawings examines notions of desire, perceptions of space and control. They render a landscape of intimacy, anxiety and vulnerability.
Felix Anatol Findeiß (*1986 in Berlin) studied architecture at the Berlin University of the Arts. Using painting, sculpture, photography, and video art, his works are often thaught from an affinity to built space in a wider understanding. His subjects are fragments of bodies and fiction thrown into architectural formations – distillates of an isolated and ephemeral reality.
Galerie 3AP is a Düsseldorf based art gallery. By representing contemporary positions by both artists and architects, the galleries programme is curated out of an enthusiasm for aesthetic and spatial-theoretical questions and related works including a broad range of artistic and architectural practices.
Keller Kreuzberg is a queer-focused & sex-positive store featuring LGBTQIA+ designers and allies from across the world.