© Ashkan Sahihi

Solo Exhibition & Book Launch

»Beautiful Berlin Boys«

Ashkan Sahihi

Opening: Friday, December 2, 2016, 19-21h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: December 3, 2016 – January 28 extended until February 11, 2017
Also opening on Dec 2nd: Jeffrey Silverthorne »New Works & Darlings«
Exhibition: December 3, 2016 – January 28 extended until February 11, 2017
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 12-19h, and by appointment
Winter break: Please take note that the gallery will be closed between December 24,
2016 and January 10, 2017.
Admission free


Kehrer Galerie cordially invites you and your friends to the exhibition opening on December 2, 2016 from 7 to 9 pm. The artist will be present and signing copies of the newly released publication »Beautiful Berlin Boys« at the opening.

Ashkan Sahihi was born in Tehran in 1963 and grew up in Germany. He moved to New York in the spring of 1987. For him, like for others of his generation, the city offered more than just refuge and protection; it was the pure embodiment of progress and opportunity.

The diverse and international community that Sahihi became a part of was soon shattered by HIV/AIDS. In just a few years, numerous friends and colleagues in the art and night scenes succumbed to the effects of the virus.

When Sahihi moved to Berlin in 2013, he encountered young, gay men that struck him as oddly familiar. They reminded him of New York in the 1980s, and of the search for new forms of identity. It seemed as if Berlin of the 2010s had replaced the old New York as the city of dreams.

Sahihi’s latest series, »Beautiful Berlin Boys,« is not only an homage to friends of days gone by; it also takes a stand for life in openness and liberty, for belonging and tolerance – individually and unconditionally.

Ashkan Sahihi has lived and worked in Berlin since 2013. He has photographed for notable publications such as ZEITmagazin, The New Yorker, and Vogue. In the last years he has turned his focus to conceptual series, with exhibitions at MoMA/PS1/New York, Macro/Rome, the Akademie der Künste/Berlin, and the Andrea Rosen Gallery/New York. His most recent work, »Die Berlinerin« (published in 2015), is a photographic-sociological study of women in Berlin.

Ashkan Sahihi
Beautiful Berlin Boys

Kehrer Verlag, 2016
30 x 31,8 cm
48 pages
20 duotone ills.
ISBN 978-3-86828-763-9
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