The Odarodle – an imaginary their_story of naturepeoples, 1535–2017 group exhibition at Berlin’s Schwules Museum opened July 20 and ran to October 16.
Curated by Ashkan Sepahvand, the show was the first time “a postcolonial perspective on the collection and history of the Schwules Museum” is being explored and includes work by George Awde, Daniel Cremer, Naomi Rincon Gallardo, Vika Kirchenbauer, Sholem Krishtalka, Renate Lorenz / Pauline Boudry, Lucas Odahara, Babyhay Onio, PPKK (Schönfeld and Scoufaras), Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, James Richards & Steve Reinke, Emily Roysdon and Dusty Whistles.
The large-scale project was accompanied by a series of films, talks, performances and other interventions, as well as a three-day symposium held in September. The works respond to and unpick the “problematic
associations between the museum representation of homosexualities and the ethnological display formats developed,” which were archived through European colonialism. The exhibition’s title is ‘Eldorado’ spelt backwards, referencing historicity, nightlife and colonial myth.**