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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
February 15 - April 15, 2005
Sydney, Austrailia

Mardi Gras Festival Sydney
presents:

"NAKED BERLIN -
The Liberal Capital"
Nude men in Germany's parliament building...

Opening reception: February 15, 6 - 8 PM
Meet Henning von Berg in person.

Free Admission

In 1999, German photographer Henning von Berg and his team created the series "NAKED BERLIN - The Liberal Capital", a whimsical group shoot used totally naked male models in front of Berlin's main tourist attractions and also in Germany's parliament building, the historical Reichstag.

The scandalous series "Reichstags Rascals" created quite a stir at home and around the world. But this peaceful art exploration also spoke volumes about the modern city Berlin, a cool, liberal metropolis where anything seems to be possible and a laid-back police force followed with interest rather than interverning.

The exhibition was a huge success throughout Europe. For its 5th anniversary in summer 2004, Germany's open-minded State's cultural councilat, the Goethe Institut Inter Nationes Los Angeles was brave enough to present the unique show to a big audience in prudish and hypocritical America. Fortunately the visitors in Hollywood loved the fun snapshots.

"There is hardly a city exuding as much flair and joie de vivre as the german capital..." —Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin

Now the photo exhibition about nudity in public is travelling to Australia.

Venue:
The Beatty Gallery
Catherine Beatty
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 AM - 6 PM or by appointment
214 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney 2010, Australia 02.9360.4244
email: BeattyGallery@bigpond.com

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Henning von Berg Website

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“The abstract, especially in those rough sketches, is very important to me, perhaps because of my advertising background, where layout is so important. Sometimes those first few lines cut the paper into such satisfying shapes that I don’t want to go on, but I always do, adding nostrils and nipples and bootstraps until I have filled the paper up as usual.” — Tom of Finland