Publications

Book Release
GRAVUR

Articles
DUMMY MAG
SPIEGEL ONLINE
KALTBLUT MAG

Film
INA FARJAM

Concept
JANINA PAPENHEIM

Graphic Design
LAURA BEYER

'Modern Gender: Masculinities' is a project by Aline Pape that explores masculinity through the intersection of sociological theories and photography. In collaboration with Janina Papenheim (Gender & Diversity student B.A. at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve, Germany), they have developed a concept that invites to experiment with male gender expression in order to open up a space in which male gender norms in Western societies are questioned in their feminine appearance.
In 2020-2022, she used online platforms in various cities in Germany to search for men and people assigned masculine at birth to work with them. She offered participants traditionally 'feminine' attributes such as clothing, jewellery and nail polish and opened up a space for them to experiment with their 'feminine' side in terms of their appearance. Some wore such clothes for the first time.

A special limited edition of "Modern Gender: Masculinities" is available from GRAVUR Verlag. This unique edition was lovingly and carefully handcrafted in collaboration with Aline Pape and the publisher and offered the opportunity to turn the project into a unique work of art. The publication is on the shortlist for the "Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2023" and was shown in the exhibition "Up And Coming" at einBuch.haus in Berlin.

In 2023, the project was showcased in a solo exhibition in Paris and was also featured in an exhibition and a book tour in Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne. It was exhihited in the Aachen Photo Festival and published in various publications.
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