RE/defining Masculinities: The Embodiment of Masculinity

Goethe Institute Niederlande, Amsterdam
Panel discussion. Free Event. In English.


Join us for an evening of discussion on "The Embodiment of Masculinity" at the Goethe-Institut Niederlande in Amsterdam on Wednesday the 13.11.2019, where we will hear from prominent voices in the academic field and the art sectors. The panel discusses the themes of body and the physicality of masculinity – what are the expectations on men’s bodies in society today, and what are the implications of these expectations?

On the panel, we will hear from speakers such as writer Jochen König (Germany), Amsterdam and London based photographer and curator J.M. Kaila (Finland), and Brussels based artist Xavier Gorgol (Belgium). The discussion will be moderated by artist Alexander Cromer.

We will open the evening with words from the organisers, followed by a screening of Aurora Reinhard’s film Boygirl (2002, length: 13'00").

Welcome to an evening talking about masculinities!

The event is a collaboration between the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux and the Goethe-Institut Niederlande.

"RE/defining Masculinities" is a project initiated by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux for the Benelux, with a wide network of partners. The project aims to present and discuss the subject of masculinities from new and cross-disciplinary perspectives through a series of cultural events and academic discussions realised, in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Finland. With this project, we hope to stir and evoke critical thinking, and to break outdated moulds and preconceptions as to what the term masculinity entails in our society today, by not only considering its generic forms and public perceptions - but by also addressing the notions of inclusivity and equality. The project is a part of our theme for 2019, which is RE/definitions, and is part of the cultural programme for Finland's Presidency of the Council of the EU.