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1st to 28th of June 2019
The Leather Archives and Museum
Packingtown Museum at the Plant
Goethe-Institut Chicago

Key Visual Queer as German Folk

Wednesday: 11 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 11 am to 7 pm
Friday: 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
The Leather Archives and Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Saturday: 2 to 3 pm
and on request
1400 W. 46th St.
Chicago, IL 60609

Phone: 773.847.5523 
9 am to 5:30 pm
150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601


Playful, committed, and colorful like the queer movement itself: beginning at the end of May 2019, eight branches of the Goethe-Institut in North America and Schwules Museum Berlin present the exhibition Queer as German Folk. From more than 100 digitized exhibits from the Schwules Museum, the exhibition can be created “on demand” at any desired location and enriched with local components. Documents and archive materials become objects that form structured or anarchic installations and invite the public to interact. The exhibition’s fanzine will be published in four languages: German, English, French, and Spanish. 

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In Chicago the exhibition will be shown in three parts and neighborhoods: on the Southside at the Packingtown Museum at The Plant in Back of the Yards, in the Loop at the Goethe-Institut Chicago, on the Northside at the Leather Archives and Museum in Edgewater. Further components of the project in Chicago are the film series Queer as German Folk, celebrating the 35th anniversary of Edition Salzgeber, one of the most important LGBTQI* film distributers in Germany, at Chicago Filmmakers/Reeling in Andersonville.
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