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Solo Exhibition

»Where Love is Illegal«

Robin Hammond

The acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual people (LGBTI) has increased significantly in recent decades. However, people whose sexual orientation and gender identity do not conform to the norm are still being prosecuted in 72 countries of the world. The brutality is shocking: fines, imprisonment, torture – in some cases also the death penalty – are on the agenda of daily oppression.

For several years, the internationally acclaimed photographer Robin Hammond – a member of the Amsterdam agency NOOR – travelled through countries where LGBTI people are persecuted and threatened. This resulted in hundreds of portraits of people who – openly or secretly – have to defend their identity anew every day, often at risk to life and limb.

Robin Hammond took his impressive portraits on Polaroid film, which gives them their own, almost surreal and dreamlike visual aesthetics. Through the shooting technique, the careful approach to its protagonists and the use of the available light, Where Love is Illegal is not only an invaluable document of our time, but also demonstrates the photographer’s extraordinary ability for artistic expression.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7 pm
Admission free

Welcoming Adress:
Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director f³ – freiraum für fotografie
Mirya Gerardu, Cultural Advisor, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Jana Prosinger, Speaker for International Gender Policy and LGBTI of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in conversation with William Lounsbury, Organisation Whitness Change

An exhibition in collaboration with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
Supported by: Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande, Hannchen-Mehrzweck-Stiftung.

Accompanying events

Simultaneous exhibition:
Eric* by Jasper Groen

All of the following framework events are held in Englisch & German:

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 2 pm
Curator’s Guided Tour
With Katharina Mouratidi.
Admission: 10 €/ 8 €.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7 pm
Film Screening
Displaced: Black and Queer
With Peggy Piesche, Gunda-Werner-Institut (Moderation), and guests.
Admission: 5 €/3 €.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7 pm
Roundtable Discussion
LGBTI worldwide
With Barbara Unmüßig, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Moderation), and guests.
Admission: 5 €/3 €.


June 22 — Sep 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7 pm
+ framework program: see above

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Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin
[Mitte | Mitte]

Opening hours: Wed – Sun 1 – 7 pm. Special opening for groups upon request.

Admission: 5 € / reduced 3 €

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