Intiem (translated ‘intimate’) is a project by Stichting FAAM in collaboration with the GGD region Utrecht and the municipality of Utrecht. The waiting room of the sexual health department in the Stadskantoor has recently been redecorated, and this stimulated FAAM to organize a quarterly exhibition in which love, sexuality and sexual pleasure are the central themes. The project stimulates young art historians and artists to work together.

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Exhibition Intiem, GGD region Utrecht (sexual health department), Stadskantoor Utrecht. Artworks by Lucas Braak en Jennifer Knuchel.
© Annette Knol
First exhibition: Het bloeit vanbinnen (it flourishes inside)

In the first exhibition (July to September), FAAM shows the work of artists Lucas Braak (2001) and Jennifer Knuchel (2001), accompanied by a text by Cécile Steenman (1999). You can read her text below:

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The artworks in front of you give you a look into the life of Lucas Braak (2001). Braak is a queer artist and Jennifer Knuchel’s (the maker of the photographs) (2001) muse. What started as a friendship flourished into a romantic relationship. The photographs and illustrations tell their story through a separate lenses. The works are brave and personal and grew from a bond of trust between Knuchel and Braak. They ask the following questions: How do you treat your body and your past? And how do you show this to the outside world?