Just Different – A Queer Art Exhibition in Holland

From June 14 through September 21, 2008 the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen presents ‘Just Different’, an art exhibition about sexual desire, gender and identity construction in visual arts at the turn of the 21st century. It reveals an alternative lifestyles such as homosexuality and transsexuality. The Dutch title of the exhibition is “gewoon anders!”.

In over 100 artworks by some 35 national and international artists the exhibition offers an impression of the sheer wealth of images that the exploration of sexual identity has yielded. There will be works by Marlene Dumas, Katherina Sieverding, Peter Hujar, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Hockney, Gilbert & George, Tracey Moffatt, Köken Ergun, Deborah Kass, Del LaGrace Volcano, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marlene McCarty, Rachid Ben Ali, Hans-Peter Feldman, Bas Meerman, Chi Peng and Risk Hazekamp. Epitomising the exhibition will be the nine-metre high monumental statue of David, in bright pink and canary yellow, by Hans-Peter Feldmann, which will be installed in the square outside of the Cobra Museum for Modern Art. It is a piece that symbolizes sexual diversity and freedom, but above all pleasure. It is just different.