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. With exhibitions and translations of 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 will launch in 2017 with the exhibition Mistake! Mistake! said the rooster… and stepped down from the duck in the art space Lumiar Cité in Lisbon (September 23 – November 5; co-curator: Jürgen Bock). Further exhibitions will take place at the MAM – Museum of Modern Art in Salvador de Bahia (October–November) and in Rio de Janeiro at the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica (November–December; co-curators: Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz and Amilcar Packer).

Conceived by Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke in cooperation with other curators.

Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology is a cooperation between Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, supported by S. Fischer Stiftung. Part of The New Alphabet, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag

September 23 – November 5, 2017

October – November 2017
Salvador de Bahia

November – December 2017
Rio de Janeiro