Bedri Baykam - Erden Cantürk - Philippe Deutsch - Koray Erkaya
Damien Guillaume - Tetsuro Higashi - Hugh Holland
Uwe Ommer -Arto Pazat
Curator: Cüneyt AYRAL
February 26–March 29, 2015
Curated by poet-novelist Cüneyt Ayral, Totally Naked consists of 49 photographic artworks. All of the works are 70x100 cm (except Baykam’s work) and without frames, “totally naked”.
The artists are Uwe Ommer from Germany, Philippe Deutsch, Damien Guillaume, and Arto Pazat from France, Tetsuro Higashi from Japan, Hugh Holland from the USA, and Bedri Baykam, Erden Cantürk and Koray Erkaya from Turkey.
“Art has included nudity since its earliest days. The human body is probably the most beautiful thing created by nature. Yet some people not only refrain from seeing a naked body in art, but they try to cover the human body almost totally. So, in contrast to that approach, I wished to prepare this exhibition: TOTALLY NAKED” Thus speaks curator Cüneyt Ayral who lives in Paris, emphasizing that almost all the sculptures in Paris streets represent naked bodies and hardly anybody is offended or sexually provoked by them. Such sculptures give us aesthetic pleasure.