The Second Glance: All Forms of Love

Many of the artworks presented in this project were not specifically made from a LGBTIQ* perspective, but rather acquire these connotations from the perspective of the viewer, be it the artists themselves, the client, or each and every one of the millions of viewers who have seen them to this day – including you. Other works were revolutionary at their time, simply because they depicted same-sex affection, even if devoid of sexual implications.

The Project

The Project All Forms of Love can be explored both within the museum and through the online-catalogue. The different themes will be investigated more deeply through a series of talks from September 2019 to March 2020, supported by the Hannchen-Mehrzweck-Stiftung, the Instituto Cervantes Berlin, and the Spanish Embassy in Germany. The Second Glance is supported by Museum&Location.

An exhibition project of the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Terminology, Suggested General Reading and Internet Sources

Generally, as a kind of shorthand, we have used the term homosexual (as the antonym to heterosexual. Although this word was first coined in the 19th century in the context of medical investigations into human sexuality, in most European languages, it is the most common designation for referring to same-sex attraction and activities.

You can find a list of sources and international projects related to the topic, as well as a glossary of key terms by clicking on the following links:

  • Glossary: ​​Terminology, PDF, 207 KB
  • Bibliography: Basic literature, PDF, 288 KB

Source : Museen zu Berlin