Concepts of masculinity
Katharina Boje and Jan-Hendrik Steffan (Ruhr-University Bochum)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6 PM

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hahnenstraße 6

Short lectures in cooperation with Ruhr-University Bochum: Katharina Boje will talk about the connection between Toxic Masculinity, Hypermasculinity and Blackness. Jan-Hendrik Steffan’s lecture is based on the work ‘Weibliche’ und ‘männliche’ Körpersprache als Folge patriarchaler Machtverhältnisse by Marianne Wex. He explores the artist’s extensive photographic research on male and female poses in the 1970s. Peter Vignold takes the superhero comedy SHAZAM! by David F. Sandberg (USA 2019) as a starting point to explore the complex relationship between aesthetics and the economics of production and their role in the construction of discourses on masculinity in mainstream cinema.

Amission 4 Euro. Reduced 2 Euro. Members are free.

The event is part of the exhibition Maskulinitäten. Eine Kooperation von Bonner Kunstverein, Kölnischem Kunstverein und Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (September 1 – November 24, 2019).