Artist who publicly projected Grindr chats ends exhibition after complaints and protest

Artist who publicly projected Grindr chats ends exhibition after complaints and protest

An artist in Germany who projected images of Grindr chats with real, unsuspecting users, has closed the exhibition early, following complaints and a demonstration of nearly 200 people. Berlin-based artist Dries Verhoeven had been streaming conversations with men onto the side of a building in a busy public square in the city – on the corner of Oranienstrasse and Mariannenstrasse.

The stunt was part of art project ‘Wanna Play’, which sees Mr Verhoeven flirting with men and inviting them to perform non-sexual activities, including making pancakes, playing chess, and helping him shave his beard. .

A Facebook group was set up, and almost 200 people attended a protest against the exhibition. The page was named “Nobody wants to play”, and included the line “this is not art.”

Artist who publicly projected Grindr chats ends exhibition after complaints and protest

Artist who publicly projected Grindr chats ends exhibition after complaints and protest

Written by axel