Brazilians regularly have sex outside the home, in “love motels” where the rooms can be rented by the hour. Featuring round beds, neon lighting, and mirrored ceilings, these extravagant rooms sometimes give the impression that time stands still. And what do evocative names, such as “Love Land, In Passion, Secrets, Álibi and Stop Time” tell us about what’s happening inside? Driven by a shared fascination with Brazil’s “love culture” (and its cliches), Vera Van De Sandt (art director) and Jur Oster (photographer) documented the authentic interiors of Brazilian love motels over a two-year period, just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics threatened to transform them into soulless tourist facilities. With the resulting photographic series, “Love Land Stop Time”, they capture this fascinating and provocative cultural phenomenon.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from August 5- September 9. The publication “Love Land Stop Time,” consists of a leporello (booklet), four full-color prints (16x23cm), one poster (69x48cm) with 60 full-color and two black and white photographs. Regular price is €22,50, reserve via email@example.com.
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Friday & Saturday 09.00-03.00