Clandestine – The Photo Collection of Pedro Slim – Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst

Clandestine – The Photo Collection of Pedro Slim

Saturday 16 Oct 2021 until Sunday 27 Mar 2022

This exhibition shows over 100 black and white photographs of about 60 artists. All of the works have the human body as the central theme and all belong to the collection of photographer and collector Pedro Slim (Beirut, Libanon, 1950).

  • The collection is presented for the first time in the Netherlands.
  • The exhibition is curated by guest curator Sylvia Navarrete Bouzard (former Director of Musea de Arte Moderno Mexico City)
Arlene Gottfried, Angel and Woman on Boardwalk, 1976. Vintage gelatin silver print, 27.9 x 35.5 cm. Copyright Arlene Gottfried, Courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Arts.

The photo collection of Pedro Slim holds a rare position in its field. In 1985 Slim started collecting photographs in which the human body plays a central role. The body (and its skin) not only signifies intimacy, but also discloses information about social contexts. With his collection, Slim points at the power of images and tries to transform the blueprint that prescribes what is feminine, masculine, androgynous or trans. The collection of Pedro Slim consists of over 300 vintage prints and has rarely been exhibited.

In the exhibition, works from the following artists are presented: George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, George Platt Lynes, George Dureau, Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus, Graciela Iturbide, Diana Blok, Antonio Garduño, Pierre Molinier, Allen Frame, Larry Clark, Peter Hujar, Amos Badertscher, Arlene Gottfried and others.

Clandestine – The Photo Collection of Pedro Slim

Saturday 16 Oct 2021 until Sunday 27 Mar 2022

This exhibition shows over 100 black and white photographs of about 60 artists. All of the works have the human body as the central theme and all belong to the collection of photographer and collector Pedro Slim (Beirut, Libanon, 1950).

  • The collection is presented for the first time in the Netherlands.
  • The exhibition is curated by guest curator Sylvia Navarrete Bouzard (former Director of Musea de Arte Moderno Mexico City)
Arlene Gottfried, Angel and Woman on Boardwalk, 1976. Vintage gelatin silver print, 27.9 x 35.5 cm. Copyright Arlene Gottfried, Courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Arts.

The photo collection of Pedro Slim holds a rare position in its field. In 1985 Slim started collecting photographs in which the human body plays a central role. The body (and its skin) not only signifies intimacy, but also discloses information about social contexts. With his collection, Slim points at the power of images and tries to transform the blueprint that prescribes what is feminine, masculine, androgynous or trans. The collection of Pedro Slim consists of over 300 vintage prints and has rarely been exhibited.

In the exhibition, works from the following artists are presented: George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, George Platt Lynes, George Dureau, Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus, Graciela Iturbide, Diana Blok, Antonio Garduño, Pierre Molinier, Allen Frame, Larry Clark, Peter Hujar, Amos Badertscher, Arlene Gottfried and others.