Event — Heroes of the Sexual Revolution

You are invited to the open­ing, tonight June 9th 2012, of the exhib­i­tion Her­oes of the Sexu­al Revolu­tion by Jes­per Fab­ri­cius at Boekie Woekie in Ams­ter­dam. Togeth­er with the open­ing of the exhib­i­tion issue 22 of “Het Andre Behr Pam­f­let” will be launched: alli­ance between the images and their mean­ing…

My show ‘Her­oes of the Sexu­al Revolu­tion’ will be made of small cut-out por­traits of people from Dan­ish porn magazines from the sev­en­ties. All these por­traits of anonym­ous people will be placed in Cap­sule Gal­lery in a long row. The lib­er­a­tion of pic­ture por­no­graphy in Den­mark 1969 was a part of the sexu­al revolu­tion in North Amer­ica and Europe. The inven­tion of the pill moved events in this dir­ec­tion togeth­er with the rise of hip­pie cul­ture. It became a revolt against bour­geois hypo­crisy and sexu­al sup­pres­sion. Part of the hip­pie move­ment went polit­ic­al in the sev­en­ties, like RAF in West Ger­many and Brig­ate Rosso in Italy. They also had their her­oes. I think these move­ments are all rooted in older uto­pi­an ideas from the begin­ning of the cen­tury like the Esper­anto move­ment, the  veget­ari­ans, the Ger­man Freikörp­er cul­ture (nud­ists) etc. Communism/​Marxism was such an uto­pi­an move­ment. The hole mod­ern or mod­ern­ist world is built on these ideas. Our minds are Mod­ern­ism and that lan­guage is the house we live in.”
 — Jes­per Fab­ri­cius (Text is taken from the cata­logue in Ljubljana)

Boekie Woekie
Ber­en­straat 16
1016 GH Ams­ter­dam

June 9th 2012 at 5pm