»EROS & PHOTOGRAPHY
Part I: Behind Desire«
Laure Albin Guillot, Nobuyoshi Araki, Aneta Bartos, Gilles Berquet, Pierre Boucher, Jean-Christian Bourcart, Lucien Clergue, Dahmane, De Gambs, Natalia Dymkowski, Evangeline, Kostis Fokas, René Groebli, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Thomas Hodges, Eva Ionesco, Jean-François Jonvelle, Alexandra Kinevskaya, Mona Kuhn, Maria La Sangre, Will McBride, Daidō Moriyama, Gérard Musy, David Pisani, Herb Ritts, Albert Rudomine, Felicia Scheuerecker, Kishin Shinoyama, Jeanloup Sief, Tono Stano, Karin Székessy, Miriam Tölke, Arthur Tress, Ivo von Renner, Ellen von Unwerth
Following the completion of an elaborate extension and renovation work in 2019/2020, the renowned exhibition space CHAUSSEE 36 in the heart of Berlin-Mitte will re-launch with two top-class exhibitions which could not be more different.
The group exhibition Behind Desire takes a critical look at the notion of eroticism shaped by patriarchy. Thematically, it follows the spring 2019 exhibition, Women on View – Aesthetics of Desire in Advertising, in which CHAUSSEE 36 critically examined the eroticization of women’s bodies in advertising.
Behind Desire marks the start of the exhibition series EROS & PHOTOGRAPHY and introduces the multifaceted, complex, and powerful implications of eroticism. The exhibition not only aims to foster a comprehensive understanding of eroticism through an aesthetic investigation of the topic, but also to enable visitors to confront their own Eros, looking beyond gender and sexual orientation. In a world in which sex is available with a swipe of a finger and pornography has become omnipresent – what is the significance of eroticism?
The group exhibition Behind Desire – with works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Gilles Berquet, Lucien Clergue, Mona Kuhn, Daidō Moriyama, Herb Ritts, Jeanloup Sieff, Evangeline, Eva Ionesco, and Ellen von Unwerth, as well as De Gambs, Thomas Hodges, and Gérard Musy, among others – introduces the various facets of eroticism and examines the mechanisms of desire in fine art photography. For the first time, works will be shown from the CHAUSSEE 36 Collection, which specializes in nudes and erotic photography.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a photo competition will be held on the subject of eroticism. The works of the three competition winners will be exhibited.
Simultaneous exhibition at CHAUSSEE 36:
René Groebli »Master of Color«