Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology


One of the central components of Kanon-Fragen is the multi-year project Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology. The writer and ethnologist Hubert Fichte (1935–1986) is considered an early German source of inspiration for new disciplines such as Queer Studies and Postcolonial Studies: In his writings, economic criticism, (homo-) sexuality and self-reflection become methodical tools. By translating his novels into the languages of the places that Hubert Fichte traveled with his life companion Leonore Mau, the project attempts to stimulate reception of his work there for the first time. The project was conceived by Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke in cooperation with other curators. It will launch in 2017 with exhibitions in the art space Lumiar Cité in Lisbon (September-October; co-curator: Jürgen Bock), at the MAM – Museum of Modern Art in Salvador de Bahia (October–November) and at the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica in Rio de Janeiro (November–December; co-curators: Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz and Amilcar Packer).

Part of Kanon-Fragen

Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology is a cooperation between Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Supported by S. Fischer Stiftung and Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung.

September – October 2017

October – November 2017
Salvador de Bahia

November – December 2017
Rio de Janeiro