The exhibition is a journey of discovery through the colorful diversity of gender and sexuality in nature and society.
Queer is a human category – applying one to animals is tricky. But if the term stands for gender diversity, then nature can rightly be called queer.
In the animal world, sex is a relative matter:There are animals that change sex in the course of their lives or living beings that have several – up to a thousand – sexes within them. There are females that reproduce without males, and animals that maintain same-sex relationships. Many behaviors resemble what we humans call queer.
The exhibition, taken over and expanded from the Natural History Museum in Bern, spans the gap between nature and culture, between biological findings and current social debates. It deals with queer history, the long path of protest towards equality and visibility that continues today, gender-sensitive language, as well as queer pop and subculture. The exhibition is a journey of discovery through the colorful diversity of gender and sexuality in nature and society.
QUEER – Diversity is Our Nature
23.6. – 8.10.2023
OK-Olatz 1, 4020 Linz