Florian Hetz (DE)


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Florian Hetz, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Florian Hetz, 2017. Courtesy the artist.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


Parliament Gardens (outdoor) [i]
Spring St, East Melbourne
24 hrs




Wheelchair access



When encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, put an abrupt end to his career producing opera and dance, German artist Florian Hetz started a visual diary to stave off memory loss, starting his career as a photographer.

Haut (skin in German) is a deeply tactile series, offering a sense of touch, intimacy, and evoking a deep sensuality. Close crops and contorted bodies create a playfully visceral series of images to awaken our imaginations.

Displayed around the Coles Fountain in Parliament Gardens, the subtle details of skin in these images are emphasised by the fountain’s spray and the large scale of the prints. The result is intimate and ethereal.

Curated by Photo Australia

Haut has been supported by Goethe-Institut

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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