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crimes against love - cyriaco lopes

crimes against love (cyriaco lopes)
Photography Political / Social Mixed technique (cyriaco lopes - New York City United States)

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crimes against love

Photography, Political / Social, Mixed technique, 152x183cm, 2012

“Alexandre Peixe dos Santos, 2008.

Gagged,
hooded
and beaten unconscious.
The president of the Gay Pride Association.”


Photography printed in fabric (1,88m) and text printed in acrylic.

Brazil has sanctioned same-sex civil unions throughout its territory and hosts the largest Gay Pride parade in the world. At the same time, the country has one of the highest rates of violence against homosexuals. Crimes Against Love memorializes some of these victims of intolerance. Each piece juxtaposes large format photographs of ravaged sculptures from Greco-Roman and Medieval collections of preeminent museums, all printed on fabric, with micro narratives taken from the newspapers. A law that would criminalize homophobia has been proposed in 2001 and is yet to be voted by Congress.
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cyriaco lopes
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New York City, United States - 1971
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