With works by the photographer, cinematographer and director Elfi Mikesch, the filmmaker, author and activist Rosa von Praunheim and the director of film, theatre and opera productions Werner Schroeter (1945 – 2010) the Akademie der Künste dedicates an exhibition to the three artists* who have shaped the artistic underground since the 1960s up to the present day. The title of the exhibition refers to Schroeter’s film “Poussières d’Amour”.
The three of them are united by their socialisation in the post-war period of West Germany, as well as their pro-active advocacy of diverging sexualities and their refusal of conventions as both a life principle and artistic position at the same time. Already in the 1960s they took up questions of gender, body politics and otherness which haven’t lost any of their explosiveness. The exhibition presents their photographs, films, pictorial works and sound installations. Thus a bridge spanning five decades and reaching into the present is created.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive programme of film screenings, performances, talk shows and discussions with international guests.