Larry Clark in Berlin

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Adolescent beauty, sexuality and drug-induced action – Larry Clark radically and realistically documents the everyday  life of US teenagers, transgressing bourgeois moral concepts. From the drug scene in his hometown of Tulsa in the  early 1960s to contemporary skaters in Los Angeles his works capture extremely intimate moments. The authenticity  of Clarke’s images expose the consequences of a dysfunctional society and question the social responsibility and moral stance of its members.  Larry Clark uses a direct visual language that is both touching and disturbing and creates a fascinating dynamic  between classical pictorial composition and a special choice of themes. His work focuses on the experience of a completely uninhibited sexuality. By exposure it, the artist never denounces or accuses but allows the viewers to  make their own judgement.  C/O Berlin, International Forum For Visual Dialogues, will present for the first time in Germany approx. 200 works of Larry Clark. In addition to his series  “Teenage Lust” and “Los Angeles”, as well as videos, the main focus of the monographic exhibition is on collages, in  which the artist combines found objects. In a similar way to a film or photo series, new associations and implications  are created by supplementing the collages with newspaper cuttings, letters, posters and other objects. The exhibition will be on view until August 12 at C/O Berlin, Postfuhramt at Oranienburger Straße 35/36 in Berlin-Mitt