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Photographer Pilo Pichler does not only have an eye for the beauty of the male Piece the Resistance. His current exhibition in Vienna’s art gallery and atelier ‘Kribusz’, Beyond a Source, is the proof that he can portray the vulva in a most captivating and intimate way.
The first thing Lady Lu and I had come to realize during our visit to the gallery, is that every vulva truly is unique and fascinating. Some of the 49 vulvas look like a flower in blossom, others resemble the shape of a heart or a kneeling woman. All you need to do, is take some distance and look. Of course we also tried to figure out which one would resemble our own piece of art
One of the male visitors told us that he loved the exhibition and felt the photos were very artisitic – because the vulvas are portrayed in black and white. He said that if they would have been in colour, they would probably have a much stronger erotic effect. His remark made us wonder about erotic photography and the use of either black and white, or colour.
Pichler’s Beyond a Source is a tribute to all women and a clear message saying that the vulva is beautiful just the way she is. If you are in town, go and have a look! The exhibition lasts until the 25th of November 2010.
Daungasse 2 A
1080 Vienna – Austria
Opening times: Wednesday – Friday, from 14:00 hours to 20:00 hours.
A friend and colleague of mine wrote me a message today, giving me the link to photographer Pilo Pichler and wishing me ‘viel Spaß’ with looking at his work. One of his projects is called Lost in Translation. Now I totally love the movie with Bill Murray, but the photos for sure don’t have anything to do with b(e)i(n)g in Japan . I was pleasantly surprised though! Here are the images I like best:
The first picture gives me the impression that the owner is worshiping his cock (and so he should!).
I am totally in love with the second picture, in which the guy seems to offer his penis as a present. A cock can certainly be a very nice gift to receive .
I can imagine the man in the third picture looking at his penis thinking “yep, looks all good to me”.
In the forth picture, he is choosing whom to aim at .
The last picture is kind of funny, but I have to say I have mainly chosen it because I find the guy’s hands very attractive and erotic.
Text by the artist himself:
In meiner Arbeit setze ich Männer auf die Fährte eines persönlichen Zugangs zu ihrer Sexualität, um eine bewusste Inszenierung dieses Verhältnisses mit Hilfe Ihres Geschlechts und der Hände möglich zu machen.
Der Titel der Arbeit nimmt Bezug auf die Schwierigkeiten von Männern, ihre sexuellen Gefühle zu übersetzten.
Darüber hinaus bedeutet ‘Lost in…’ auch ‘Sich in etwas verlieren’ bzw. ‘Sich einer Sache hingeben’.
Der treibende Stellenwert, den Sexualität für Männer in unserer Gesellschaft einnimmt gepaart mit den offensichtlichen Kommunikationsdefiziten bildet den Rahmen für diese Arbeit.