Like a magazine article come to life, this exhibition, enticingly subtitled “Coming Out into Outer SpaceHomofuturism, Applied Psychedelia & Magic Connectivity,” existed primarily as illustrative accompaniment to a thought-provoking essay. In lieu of a press release, Berlin-based scholar and critic Diedrich Diederichsenwho organized the show in collaboration with Galerie Buchholz codirector Christopher Müllerprovided a feature-length work of art-historical exposition drawing comparisons among historically and geographically disparate cultural phenomena, fleshed out by loosely schematic displays of pertinent art and ephemera. The common denominator binding the show’s many thematic threads seemed to be a cultic defection from heteronormativity in concert with a quest for cosmic truths, thought to be accessible via astronomical, musical, or mathematical systems or
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