Queer is a human category and applying it to animals is difficult. But if the term stands for gender diversity, then nature can rightfully be called queer. In the animal world, gender is a relative matter: there are animals that change gender over the course of their lives, or creatures that can carry a multitude of up to a thousand genders within them. Many behaviors are similar to what we humans refer to as queer.
The Natural History Museum in Bern adopted and expanded the exhibition, which spans the gap between nature and culture, and also between biological findings and current social debates. It deals with queer history, the long path of protest towards equality and visibility that continues today, gender-sensitive language, as well as queer pop and subculture. The exhibition is a journey exploring the colorful diversity of gender and sexuality in nature and society.
EVA & ADELE
In 1991 EVA & ADELE came from the future and have become increasingly present in the last three decades. These living works of art are flamboyant in matching eccentric costumes, clean-shaven heads and perfectly made-up faces.
Morehshin Allahyari, Crosslucid, Stephanie Dinkins, Emanuel Gollob, Silke Grabinger, Holly Herndon + Mat Dryhurst, Claudia Larcher, Mimi Ọnụọha (tbc), ResonAIte feat. Lynn Hershman, Michael Wallinger
The exhibition Extensions of Self follows in the footsteps of the human sides of AI. This artistic examination of artificial intelligence shows works that explore their tools, systematics, functions, and limits.