A groundbreaking exhibition portraying vibrant history - the «nightlife», culture and life related to bars, clubs and other venues for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people in Norway. Gay Clubbing is the result of a collaborative project between Queer Archives (Skeivt arkiv) at the University Library in Bergen, the gallery Kunstplass 10 and the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
The exhibition opened in conjunction with OsloPride in June 2017 and is on show until August 27. Welcome!
The exhibition and the project deal with a long neglected topic in Norwegian historical research and cultural protection. Gay Clubbing illustrates the major societal changes that have occurred since World War II in terms of gender and sexuality. The Gay Clubbing Documentation Project brings together aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual and gay stories that have not previously been prioritized: the stories about informal networks and venues where they unfolded.
The collection/documentation and dissemination in this project are closely linked and the collection will take place in the exhibition itself. Thus, Gay Clubbing assists in reaching out to people who have texts, photos, posters, newspaper clips, flyers, clothes and other unexpected items and memories or other relevant material. The exhibition room should be a place where dialogue with the historic actors can occur and where people can contribute to the interactive dissemination and collection of material that would otherwise be difficult to find and preserve.
Thursday June 6. through Sunday June 9. from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM and Thursday June 13. through Sunday June 16. from 1:00PM until 5:00 PM. Eva Lien is present to guide visitors in the exhibition and give information about the archive. Perhaps you have something you want to hand in to the archive? Feel free to bring it along!