The Hiltawsky gallery presents the first exhibition by London-based artist duo BeckerHarrison in Berlin. “Holy Shit” is on view through 12 March, “Naked Truth” through 28 February, 2016.
“Holy Shit” features 17 black & white photographs from their eponymous series, which was produced during Easter and Passover celebrations in Jerusalem. Their visual commentary on the coexistence of the three world religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is both subtle and ironic.
The collaboration between the German photographer Carolin Becker and the British painter Simon Harrison unites not only the mediums of photography and painting, but also diverse aspects of art and global history. This is exemplified by their well-known series “Naked Truth”, consisting of eight large format works. It will be shown in parallel to “Holy Shit” at the gallery’s pop up space in Potsdamer Strasse 85.
“Naked Truth” is an unconventional re-staging of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous “The Last Supper”. Over several visits to Bangkok, BeckerHarrison casted Thai ladyboy prostitutes in the roles of Jesus of Nazareth and his apostles. The result is a delicate play between the reinterpretation of an iconic masterpiece and a personal play on the present-day gender discourse.
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