Former KPN Building – The best of times, the worst of times

Former KPN Building | Kerkstraat 3 | Tu - Su 10 a.m.-5. p.m. |
paid exhibition

The former KPN building is a completely new location for BredaPhoto. The first impression upon entering the building is surprising: long corridors, small rooms interspersed with larger meeting rooms, sometimes beautifully side-lit from the outside, sometimes with very little light. Spaces you can wander through, remnants of dismantled machines, unexpected corner spaces, suitable places for installations. In short, a beautiful location for showing exhibitions. A wide range of exhibitions can be seen there.

Here, Laurence Rasti shows her series “In Iran there are no homosexuals”, a 2007 statement by (then) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. There is still a great taboo around homosexuality in this country. Rasti made intimate portraits of people who struggle with their identity. The Belgian photographer Seppe Vancraywinkel, on the other hand, provides a casual insight into the subculture of a group of boys “coming of age”. They have known each other for a long time, do everything together and come to maturity together. Their friendship continues and underlines its importance to them.

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