Fuck Taboo – The Italian exhibition about homosexual identity

© Wolfang Tillmans
© Wolfang Tillmans

In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde wrote: “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about”. While Hollande’s government in Paris is formally considering the draft law on marriage for all and homoparentality in Milan there is a shy echo: Camera16 is opening a pioneering exhibition, if considered in the Italian cultural environment, that explores the homosexual identity conjugated to the artistic activity through multiple perspectives: both existential and aesthetic.

© Nicola Guiducci
© Nicola Guiducci

The exhibition primarily aims to reveal the works of the most powerful and interesting artists in the wide international set with images that may cause a reflection, a knowledge, which induces a change, at least a little, of the idea of a world that in Italy is often hidden, known only by those who take part of it. Whether or not the discussion is a social phenomenon, a trend, or a real change in society, the  debate about the right to equality has un undeniable importance, especially for the new generations. Once again in Italy it is a private reality giving voice to a cultural change typically neglected by public authorities.

© Jacopo Benassi
© Jacopo Benassi

Artists: Gianpaolo Barbieri, Jacopo Benassi, Lisetta Carmi, Larry Clark, Lovett/Codagnone, Marta Dell’angelo, Neal Fox, Daniele Galliano, Fausto Gilberti, Paolo Gonzato, Kenny Kenny, Kings, Nicola Guiducci, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Bruce LaBruce, Federico Luger, Yasumasa Morimura, Zanele Muholi, Franco Paleari, Giuseppe Stampone, Wolfgang Tillmans.

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