Program 2018

No 16 Dias & Riedweg

Brazil & Switzerland (1964 & 1955)


The exhibition offers immersion into the photographic archives of Charles Hovland. For close to 20 years, the New Yorker photographed the sexual fantasies and secret desires of thousands of anonymous individuals who answered a simple ad published in the Village Voice from 1985 to 2005. Parallel to this activity, he produced thousands of images for gay magazines of the time. The duo Dias & Riedweg revisits this extensive archive, transforming this analogue material into an installation made of photographs, films and digital video devices. In an environment echoing Charles Hovland’s apartment, the most extravagant sexual fantasies become works of art.

Original scenography by Images Vevey produced in association with the artists
With the support of Pro Helvetia

This exhibition features explicit works whose content may offend. Access restricted to adults (18+)