Crimes Against Love, 2012

Crimes Against Love.

President's Gallery, John Jay College, NYC.  Curated by Claudia Calirman.

Brazil has sanctioned same-sex civil unions throughout its territory and hosts the largest Gay Pride parade in the world. At the same time, the country has one of the highest rates of violence against homosexuals. Crimes Against Love memorializes some of these victims of intolerance.

Each piece juxtaposes large format images of ravaged sculptures taken from Greco-Roman and Medieval collections of preeminent museums, all printed on fabric, with micro narratives taken from the newspapers. A law that would criminalize homophobia has been proposed in 2001 and is yet to be voted by Congress.