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Arcus Pride Art 2022 – Munich<br />

Arcus Pride Art 2022 – Munich

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Celebrating Community

Clifford Chance Germany has teamed up with KUNSTLABOR 2 for this year's Arcus Pride Art Exhibition in Munich.

The Arcus Pride Art initiative aims to challenge perceptions and provoke thought and conversation through artworks exploring themes such as relationships, sexuality, gender identity and expression, and the human body.

About the exhibition

The last two years have reminded us of how important community is. Developments on LGBT*IQ issues have moved in different directions around the world. At the same time, the global pandemic has denied us many opportunities to spend time together and to experience community, which is an essential part of achieving equality. The year 2022 offers an opportunity to come together and harness the power of inclusion – to capitalise on the lessons of the past two years and move forward together to support our LGBT*IQ communities and allies.

Anna Thwaites, Partner and Arcus Lead at Clifford Chance in Germany says...

"Communities don't just happen – we have to actively build and nurture them. Our communities play an important role in creating physical and figurative spaces where we can be ourselves. In 2022, we invite our Arcus and Arcus Ally members, community, and friends to reflect on the importance of community and solidarity. Arcus Pride Art 2022 is meant to remind us of who we are, what inspires us, and celebrate what makes our community so unique.

This is also reflected in the artworks selected by KUNSTLABOR 2. It shows how diversity and community are expressed in contemporary art – insisting on the search for our own identity and making a decisive statement about who we are."


Celebrating community!

The annual Arcus Pride Art exhibition has become one of the largest corporate supported exhibitions of art works by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBT*IQ) and supporter artists. It is a truly global celebration, with events and exhibitions taking place across Clifford Chance's global network. In this video, members of Clifford Chance's German LGBT*IQ network Arcus as well as Arcus Allies talk about the importance of community. Watch now!

Aelita le Quément & Veronica Burnuthian

Aelita le Quément is a trans-artist, musician and performer from France and Ireland. She has been studying in the Oehlen class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich since 2019. She produces music with her modular Moog synthesizers: digital and analog.

The works of le Quément are characterised by experiments. Mixed, digital and analog printing- techniques merge into colourful amalgamations, the backgrounds is a mix with the motifs. Her work addresses a variety of topics related to gender identity, fluid sexuality and a fascination to pop culture. Comics, music, cartoons, and politics meet the very relevant theme of identity, gender, and sexuality.

She is always researching new forms of expression that are intended to raise the boundaries of materiality and form to a new, personal level.

"PANTY PARADISE" the queer-transbian art machine mixed-media wall collage, installation and video

Burnuthian and le Quément combine all their talents to create a large wall collage. With various mixing techniques: spray cans, acrylic, oil, pigments, sewing and various printing techniques. In the accompanying video work and their own composition, the couple appears as bunnies in a dream sequence. With analog synthesizer, electric guitar, keyboard and digital productions, the duo creates a reinterpretation of pop-culture elements, queer themes and socially relevant points.

© Aelita le Quément & Veronica Burnuthian © Kunstlabor 2

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Celia Renee Meissner

Celia Renee Meissner's artistic work is dominated by her light and sound installations. She interacts with spatial sculptures and compositions on selected places, which ultimately reflect personal themes. After training as a wood sculptor in Oberammergau, she studied fine arts at the HBKSaar in Saarbrücken. Her work is always influenced by classical sculpture, which was further strengthened by an Erasmus semester at the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga. She is currently studying at the AdBK Munich under artist Professor Hermann Pitz.

She is always researching new forms of expression that are intended to raise the boundaries of materiality and form to a new, personal level.

Giuseppe Fiore

Giuseppe Fiore is a contemporary German-Italian painter who mainly creates realistic oil paintings and drawings. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and was an Erasmus student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. His works are realised with a traditional academic painting technique and his themes represent an unusual perspective of reality.

Johannes Sanchez Guevara

Johannes Sanchez Guevara was born and raised in Bogotá. His artistic work began in Buenos Aires, where he studied film and photography. Johannes Guevara has been working as a photographer and artist in Munich since 2019.  

Johannes creates collages from different pictorial material and reflects on political and cultural themes such as colonialism, new masculinity, and spirituality. His performative interventions show how the artist processes these themes.


Let me into your life, I am the future. I thought of the goodness of man. I am the future, I define the future. It's time to redefine our masculinity, empathy, tolerance, and journey to heaven without gods. They defined us as the ideal man; a masculinity that we must carry on our backs; a man who must not cry, who must compete against others all his life to satisfy our ego. A man who can die without being embraced. A man who usually commits suicide because he can't say what he feels, because patriarchy condemns him and shackles him. But a man can be born who analyses himself and performs a wonderful catharsis in dialogue. He makes peace with the world, with another man, a woman, binary people, beings of light and above all with himself.

Lorand Lajos

Lorand Lajos is an interdisciplinary artist. He creates sculptures, stages installations, and gives performances in galleries, clubs and public spaces. His works question themes of sexuality, beauty, and death in their social integration. Since 2018 he has been studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Professor Alexandra Bircken. In 2019 he founded the artist collective LOVERS Munich as a platform for events, parties, and safe spaces for the queer community. His fashion label Atelier Lorand Lajos is internationally known for its sexy clubwear, cool accessories and unusual couture. 


(made exclusively for this exhibition)

I am not afraid to die.
Birth and death are metamorphoses. 
Liberation, anticipation of the journey.

© Lorand Lajos © Kunstlabor 2

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Lane and Louis have been working together under the pseudonym Volane since 2014.  With a multidisciplinary background that includes graffiti, pop & street art, illustration and painting, the artist duo aims to depict beauty in general. Symbolism and iconography are the focus of their work. The artists often create compositions that take up a variety of themes related to art, sex, the vulgar and everyday life. Their paintings often question our perspective on beauty and offer the viewer a new perspective on the different facets of the modern life.  As they lead their lives together as artists, lovers and parents, their values and principles are clearly visible on canvas. What is perceived as ugly or tasteless is transformed into colourful images. The raw becomes a symbol of honesty, and taboos become naked truths.  

About Arcus

Arcus is our global inclusive employee network open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Intersex, Queer people and their Allies​​​. Arcus aims to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within Clifford Chance that gives colleagues the choice to be open and out.

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