The video work "Sex and the City" (2008) by Rafalala replaces New York City with Warsaw, and the SATC lot with a Polish cross-dressing artist. That's the way we like it!

... ever since I went to Warsaw in July to take part in this year's very special and I'd almost like to say *ground breaking* edition of Europride, I meant to blog about this.

Finally, Michelangelo's David (or what looks like his twin brother) was endowed with what he had deserved from the very beginning. No more mini genitals in Krysztof Malec's "Nude" (1994).

As a matter of fact, the National Museum in Warsaw put together a special, unprecedented and let's even say daring exhibition for the occasion: the show is entitled ARS HOMOEROTICA (curated by Paweł Leszkowicz) - and it remains open until September 5.

Needless to say, for many a conservative and/or homophobic soul, this exhibition was too much to put up with (this included some of the exhibition watchdogs, by the way - whereas others, some very kind old ladies, obviously enjoyed themselves in there - hooray, I say...).

From Buenos Aires with love: Laura Pawela's photo series "Terrorismo lésbico" documents stencils from Argentina's adorable capital city. "No soy lo que pensás", boludo!

A fascinating panorama of Polish contemporary art and works by artists from the international scene, from the past and the present, were shown alongside each other.

With two bland white cotton shirts silently rotating in an installation suspended from the ceiling, Tomasz Kawszyn created a very strong and powerful work. "Love" (2009) commemorates two teenage boys, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, who were executed for homosexual relations in Iran in July 2005.

Considering the fact that the exhibition was shown in Warsaw, I think it was worthwhile to take a closer look at the Polish contributions. Some more silent works were shown alongside dramatic stageings and even fun approaches of the (alas, very vast) topic of homoeroticism and homosexuality.

Definitely a very interesting exhibitiona, and a very courageous and important impulse, too ...

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