Pride is a photo exhibition portraying gay history and the democratic struggle for gay rights from 1972 to the present. It is a part of the exhibition For the Love of Freedom at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway. Pride present a chronological caleidoscope of the political efforts, street demonstrations, parties and gatherings that were carried out by the gay communities and other supporters of gay rights. This material has been compiled from the archives of Leif Pareli of The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the gay publication Blikk and The National Archives of Norway.
For the Love of Freedom
For the Love of Freedom at the Museum of Cultural History is University of Oslo’s main venue marking the Bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution. For the Love of Freedom consists of eight exhibitions: The Heavy Load; Stairway to Heaven; The Arena of Freedom; Minus Five; The Fifth Room; Pride; Hells Angels and The Forbidden Lounge. Read more about the other exhibtions at the museum’s website. Photo-artist Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty and Professor Svein Harald Gullbekk were given a cartè-blanchè to curate an exhibition which explores the limits and possibilities of freedom, as seen at the crossroads where art and science meet. For the Love of Freedom runs to the end of the year.
About The Curator Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty
Photo-artist and curator Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty is currently working at The Museum of Cultural History at The University of Oslo. She studied at Eastbourne College of Art & design in Sussex, UK and has worked with her photo projects since the middle of the 80′ies. Lill-Ann has published five books. Her book, ‘Gay Kids’ (an anthology) which was published as a part of her Gay Kids art project(2008), is now on the curriculum of the Oslo primary schools.