Jennifer Lawrence + Kate Upton’s Leaked Nude Photos Will Be on Display in Art Exhibit
Artist XVALA will present the unedited images in his ‘No Delete’ exhibit, printed, life-size, on canvas, Cory Allen Contemporary Art announced in a press release. The naked, hacked photos are part of XVALA’s ‘Fear Google’ campaign, and this particular exhibit will also feature pictures of Britney Spears shaving her head and Scarlett Johansson naked, with strategically placed ‘Fear Google’ logos covering parts of her body.
The exhibit will “display the artist’s 7 year collection of images found on Google of celebrities in their most vulnerable and private moments, that were comprised by either hackers or the paparazzi,” the press release reads.
So… what’s the point of all this?
“The commentary behind this show is a reflection of who we are today. We all become ‘users’ and in the end, we become ‘used,'” publicist Cory Allen explained, adding: “XVALA appropriating celebrity compromised images and the overall ‘Fear Google’ campaign has helped strengthen the ongoing debate over privacy in the digital era.”
And as for the artist’s take on the whole thing?
“We share our secrets with technology. And when we do, our privacy becomes accessible to others,” he said. “In today’s culture, everybody wants to know everything about everybody. An individual’s privacy has become everyone else’s business,” said XVALA. “It has become cash for cache.”
XVALA’s ‘No Delete’ exhibit will open on Oct. 30 at the Showroom in St. Petersburg, Fla.