06 MAY – 26 JUNE 2021
OPENING: 05 MAY, 5:30 PM
Exhibition Hall of PLATFORM @Kistlerhofstraße 70

In the exhibition project Paradise Lost #gender shift, the German Society for Christian Art, together with the BBK Munich and PLATFORM, deals with the shift in the understanding of gender(lity), sexuality and above all identity. In this context, PLATFORM invites visitors to the hall from 5 May to 26 June to find out about the polyphony and constant development of the gender issue in the Safe Space, to talk to each other about it and thus make the issue and people who do not recognise themselves in the classic sex and gender identities visible. In addition to an atmospheric scenography, collected information, contributions and objects on gender-related topics can be found in the hall. A broad and inclusive programme with lectures & workshops provides additional insights into certain aspects of gender issues.

The exhibition hall not only presents jewellery by the artist Paul Adie and a textile work by the artist Katharina Gaenssler. Rather, the exhibition brings together diverse exciting contributions between pop culture, the arts and sciences. Like in a special library, visitors have access to a wealth of media on the topics of “feminism”, “LGTBQ*”, “body”, “language” and “men” to question their own views and engage with new ones. Among them are the “Munich Zine Library” by graphic artist Julia Koschler as well as results from the zine mediation project entitled “”, which PLATFORM trainee Lotte van den Hoogen brought to life.

Together with the visitors, a creative and productive dialogue on the topic of gender in connection with culture, art, politics and science is to take place. In this way, PLATFORM wants to take a step towards an equal and informed coexistence of people of all genders and gender identities in our society. Therefore: Let’s talk about gender!

‘Paradise Lost #gender shift’ – An exhibition project of the German Society for Christian Art in cooperation with the Berufsverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Oberbayern e.V. (BBK) and PLATFORM Munich. Supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse München and the Verein Ausstellungshaus für christliche Kunst (VAH). With the kind support of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts, the Munich Department of Culture and the Munich Employment and Qualification Programme (MBQ).

Participating artists:

Paul Aidie


Wednesday, 5 May 2021; 5:30-6 pm / 6 – 7 pm (in the following order)

Welcome and short introduction by Dr. Anita Edenhofer (Project Manager PLATFORM) and Tabea Hopmans (trainee PLATFORM) online.

Online lecture “(Lost) Gender Paradise – Gender and Society in Transition” by Jana Fritsche (LMU Munich) and Daniel Lehnert (University of Tübingen/LMU Munich).

Participation is free of charge. Registration via