Just Different!14.06 - 21.09 2008'
Just Different!' is the challenging title of this exhibition about sexual desire, gender and identity construction in the visual arts. Disregarding for the moment the heterosexual dominance of our daily life, it addresses instead alternative life styles, such as homosexuality and transsexuality. In over 100 artworks by 47 national and international artists, the exhibition gives an impression of the sheer wealth of images yielded by the exploration of sexual identity.Epitomising the exhibition will be the nine-metre high monumental statue of David by Hans-Peter Feldmann, which is installed on the square outside the Cobra Museum of Modern Art. It is an iconic piece that symbolizes sexual diversity and freedom, but above all pleasure. It is just different.
Artists: David Armstrong, Rachid Ben Ali, Paul Blanca, Marc Brandenburg, Chi Peng, Daniela Comani, Patricia Cronin, Katrina Daschner, Kerstin Drechsel, Marlene Dumas, Nicole Eisenman, Köken Ergun, Amir Fattal, Hans-Peter Feldmann, General Idea, Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, Richard Hawkins, Risk Hazekamp, David Hockney, Deborah Kass, Heinz Peter Knes, Ins A Kromminga, Sabina Maria van der Linden, Lovett / Codagnone, Hans van Manen, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marlene McCarty, Bas Meerman, Tracey Moffatt, Piotr Nathan, Erwin Olaf, Ulrike Ottinger, SUSI POP, Karol Radziszewski, Aurora Reinhard, Richard Sawdon Smith, Erik Schmidt, Johanna Schweizer, Katharina Sieverding, Wolfgang Tillmans, Francesco Vezzoli, Gitte Villesen, Anthony Viti, Del LaGrace Volcano, Gert Weigelt, David Wojnarowicz
Cobra MuseumSandbergplein 1NL - 1181 ZX Amstelveenhttp://www.cobra- museum.nl/ en/home.html
Note: Amstelveen is about 10 kilometers from Amsterdam.