Motion Detector No. 17: Show Your Colours

Blog entry from 05/03/2021

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The objects on display accompanied the activist Saad Malik at the Geneva Pride event in 2019, on the parade demonstrating for LGBT* causes.
The objects on display accompanied the activist Saad Malik at the Geneva Pride event in 2019, on the parade demonstrating for LGBT* causes.
Copyright: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen

In the Bewegungsmelder (Motion Detector) presentation, the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK, Museum of European Cultures) shows collection objects and loans relevant to current topics. The 17th Bewegungsmelder installment deals with the rainbow flag as a symbol of the LGBT* movement. It sheds light on its origins and asks about its current use in emancipatory and commercial contexts. The Bewegungsmelder can be viewed in the lobby of the MEK until the end of July 2021.

The rainbow flag is often...

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