Cosy Piéro

Searching for a past + future that isn’t here yet in I Wanna Give You Devotion at PLATFORM Munich, Sep 6 – Oct 4

4 September 2017

The I Wanna Give You Devotion group exhibition is on at PLATFORM Munich, opening September 6 and running to October 4.

Organised by Philipp Gufler, the show focuses on the collection of forum homosexualität münchen e.V., in an archive where “feelings, personal experiences, political battles and desire emerge.”

The project will bring together historical posters and flyers from people like Cosy Piéro, as well nearly 30 contemporary contributions by Sands Murray-WassinkRichard John JonesRaphaela VogelX-Patch CollectiveEvelyn Taocheng Wang and Chris Kraus, among others. The exhibition is self-described as a desire for a past and future that “is-not-yet-here.” There will be a short film screening on September 20, as well as on the closing evening of October 4.

Visit the PLATFORM Munich website for details.**

Sands Murray-Wassink, ‘Identity Shots, 1995 or Before Robin, After Hannah Wilke’ (Reprinted 2017). Install view. Courtesy the artist + Lily Robert, Paris.). Install view. Courtesy the artist + Lily Robert, Paris. View Media (13)
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An exhibition, a bar, a costume party + an homage to an essential fragile history in Bei Cosy at Rongwrong

4 August 2017

The Bei Cosy exhibition and event series was on at Amsterdam’s Rongwrong, opened June 16 and ran to July 8. 

Geo Wyeth performing in Bei Cosy #07 (2017). Photo by Richard John Jones.

Somewhere between an “an exhibition, a bar and a costume party,” the programme took place over four weekends with invited artists hosting the commissioned events under the title ‘Fingerbekenntnisse.’ Those taking part included AA Bronson, Johannes Büttner, Johanna Gonschorek, Philipp Gufler, Caspar Jade Heinemann, Fabian Hesse, Richard John Jones, Evelyn Toacheng Wang, Sands Murray- Wassink and Geo Wyeth.

The show title takes its name from a well-known Munich bar run by Cosy Pièro from 1962 to 1982, which stands for “an essential yet fragile history, a complex interwoven web of art, sex, inclusion/ exclusion, gender identity and sociability.” The German artist has also been involved in the project, collaborating with Gufler, Jones, Murray-Wassink and Cluitmans. **

The Bei Cosy exhibition and event series was on at Amsterdam’s Rongwrong running June 16 to July 8, 2017.

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