Vernissage at the Galerie Mouches Volantes at Ebertplatz, Cologne.

March 11, 2022 - April 2, 2022

15:00 – 20:00

The second exhibition of the Pain Pride Pose project took place at the vibrant and diverse hotspot Ebertplatz in Cologne, curated by Havin Al-Sindy & Ihsan Alisan, at the Galerie Mouches Volantes. With the festive opening on March 11, 2022, not only the guests but also numerous passers-by became aware of the exhibition, thus ensuring visibility for queer refugees and their experiences. The exhibition was made in cooperation with the Cologne Forum against Racism and Discrimination. Die Ausstellung wurde im Kooperation von Kölner Forum gegen Rassismus und Diskriminierung gemacht.

On March 21st, 2022, a accompanying event called Human Library took place. With the exhibition Pain Pride Pose - about queerness, discrimination & empowerment in the background, protagonists of the photo project and visitors of the open meeting baraka became "books" and formed a human library - a place where prejudices could be questioned and personal stories told. Human Library statt. Mit der Ausstellung Pain Pride Pose – about queerness, discrimination & empowerment im Hintergrund wurden Protagonist*innen des Fotoprojektes und Besucher*innen des offenen Treffs baraka zu “Büchern” und bildeten eine menschliche Bibliothek – einen Ort, in dem Vorurteile hinterfragt und persönliche Geschichten erzählt werden konnten.

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