Cruising the Baths of Dürer’s Nuremberg


Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TS
Saturday 2nd February 2019 (13:30-14:00)



In February 2019, I gave a queer reading of Albrecht Dürer’s The Bath House as part of LGBT history month at the University of Birmingham.

Through a queer 'contemporary' lens, I imported references or ideas from queerness today to a situation where queerness didn't necessarily exist, or at least not how we understand it. The talk focussed on public sex, cruising queer spaces such as the sauna and how these communal spaces relate to the context in 1496.