until 30.10. | #0739ARTatBerlin | The Ballery shows from the 30th September 2016 the exhibition The Company of Men by the artist Alexander Haefeli.
In The Company of Men, Alexandre Haefeli takes interest in the representationof the male body and its relation to erotiscm. Playing with the spectator’s amorous and voyeuristic gaze, his photographs intend to leave reality to approach the romantic ideal of a lost paradise.
The Company of Men explores the multiple facets of the representation of eroticism and nudity of the male, often only superficially presented and highly codified. Draped in a fantasy of innocence and consumption of purity with an allpervading background of nature that encourages one to leave behind the triviality of daily life, the repeated appearance of this fetish figure of the male body becomes the source of carnal sensations. The body, eroticized and carnal in its evocation of desire, offers itself up to the spectator’s amorous and voyeuristic gaze.
Progressing from image to image, a sense of intimacy and sensuality evolves between these portrayed bodies and echoes the homoeroticism closely associated with the iconic representations of the male figure. Torn between romanticism and open sexuality, between suggestion and revelation, the spectator is invited to look, to imagine and to desire.
Vernissage: Friday, 30th September 2016, 06:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 30th September – Sunday, 30th October 2016Zu The Ballery
Image caption: via The Ballery, Alexandre Haefeli
Exhibition The Company of Men – The Ballery – ART at Berlin