The Kunsthaus and Kunsthalle Nürnberg are collaborating to present the international group exhibition who’s afraid of stardust? positions of contemporary queer art. The exhibition features works by 30 artists who address aspects of queer life and so make substantial contributions to the current debate on diversity with their individual perspectives on societal power structures.
David Bowie’s legendary art-figure Ziggy Stardust is the inspiration behind the exhibition title Who’s Afraid of Stardust? Short flaming red hair, experimental make-up, high heels and sexually charged stage shows: In the alien Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie created a world-famous genderfluid figure in 1972, playing with gender roles and sexual identity and thus throwing into question the two-gender, heteronormative social order. The exhibition title, therefore, also refers to the dualism of socio-political struggle and pop and glamour that is central to the queer community.
Hans Diernberger & Will Saunders
Barish Karademir & Walter Schütze
Mrzyk & Moriceau