Ulli Richter Exhibition

cck pr timeline 2005 ullirichterJanuary
Where does an "unexhibitable" artist go to exhibit their work? CCK! Ulli Richter's art treads a fine line between the subversive and the barely legal. A Berlin-based photographer, noted for both his artistic and "leather" photography, Ulli is known for capturing real people, in real "play", and in uncompromising, controversial contexts. The resulting photography, while excellent, is not for the faint-hearted. Consequently, it cannot be easily shown to the public and would not be accepted by any gallery or, indeed, any other space (whether mainstream, alternative, or LGBT). True to our mission of pushing boundaries, we decide to stick our necks out and spend eight long hours shortlisting images that would challenge without getting us shut down. The result is a notable gay SM exhibition, the first in two decades in London (and indeed UK). In due course we are visited by both the police and the council... and they end up staying for coffee. The exhibition is a great success, and it runs its course uninterrupted and without incident.