Holy Shit & Naked Truth

Holy Shit  29 January – 12 March 2016

Naked Truth 30 January – 28 February 2016

Galerie Hiltawsky, Berlin


With ‘Holy Shit’, opening on 29 January 2016, galerie hiltawsky in Berlin presents the first exhibition in Germany by London-based artist duo BeckerHarrison. The show 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.

‘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. Carolin Becker makes wry reference to the traditional use of prostitutes as models in the history of Western Christian art. Together with Simon Harrison she also creates a platform for a socially marginalized group that she encountered as being warm-hearted and influenced by Buddhism.



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