NEWS: Robert Lugo's Gilded Ghetto and Hani Hape's Helmut Newton

Hape’s parody of a Helmut Newton shot. Photograph: Hani Hape/Image production: Simon Veroneg.

Can Helmut Newton’s sexist nudes really be fixed by gender-switching? Hani Hape has recreated the infamous photographer’s overtly sexual photographs of female nudes – using naked men instead. But the results, while fascinating, raise even more issues. 

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Installation of “Roberto Lugo: The Gilded Ghetto,” photo by Joe Kramm, courtesy of R & Company.

Robert Lungo'’s clay practice marries the motifs of ancient and historic ceramics—think Greek black-and-orange urns or Baroque decorative vases—with contemporary iconography. 

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Wesley Yuen

Wesley Yuen is a collector based in Vancouver BC.

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