Luciano Castelli, "Luciano und der Schwan", 1976, photo taken with selftimer, Silver Gelatin Baryt-Print, 66 x 100 cm, courtesy of Galerie Deschler
"TRANSFORMER. Luciano Castelli – Self Portraits 1974" presents the artistic beginnings of Luciano Castelli, one of the main representatives of the Berlin Neue Wilde art movement. As early as the 1970s he explored the still very much current topic of gender. Informed by the political perspective of the 1968 generation, he explored the dissolution of established conventions and the blurring of boundaries between the genders.