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BOYS, BOYS, BOYS
Gallery Infantellina Contemporary | Berlin | Taubenstr. 20 | June 18 - July 15, 2010
Participant artists: Vincenzo Baldini, Davide Battaglia, Massimo D'Amico, Francesco Mestria, Max Mondini, Agatino Raciti, Rosario Salerno, Morgan Soli, and special-guests: Willi Bambach, Ivor Sias, Dominik Stahlberg.
The exhibition “Boys, Boys, Boys” is a follow-up of the previous exhibition “Girls, Girls, Girls” both having as a combined and shared theme, the sexes.
“Boys, Boys, Boys” does not envisage to show the historical development of men, but rather explore the question of what men expect of themselves and what they aspire to.
Throughout time immemorial humanity has created cliches. In the media the image of the EGO and of the SELF is preached which reflects and determines the individual behaviour of its recipients.
We do not in this instance refer to men like Caravaggio, Thomas Mann, Wilhelm von Gloeden or other well-known and famous men from the past, but men of NOW, in present-day society: men who do not have to conceal themselves in the closet, we’re speaking of men who show and reveal their feelings with pride in public. Proud to be heterosexual, proud to be homosexual and proud to be bisexual. In this exhibition we present a selection of artists who through their artistic output attract attention to their views and opinions and life-style.
■ There are for instance the pale and wan drag-queens of Vicenzo Baldini, who illuminate the shadows of the night.