An artist who had been planning on exhibiting a Jennifer Lawrence nude exhibit has backed out, purportedly over claims that XLAVA has found new sympathy for the individuals linked to the celebgate scandal. Which is doublespeak for lacking the will to go up against lawyers…
After receiving backlash from the public, XVALA has decided not to showcase leaked images of the celebs in life-size, unaltered form at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art in Saint Petersburg, Fla. The exhibit will interestingly will only now feature the artist’s self-shot, life-size, nude images.
Told the artist via E!news: ‘It wasn’t just about being ‘hacked’ images anymore, but now presented in the media as stolen property,’
‘People were identifying with Jennifer Lawrence’s and Kate Upton’s victimization, much more than I had anticipated, which is powerfully persuasive.’
As lawyers dmca take down notices always are….
Cory Allen adds, “It was inspiring to see people take action through a petition, signing their name and not just commenting on a thread.”
The backdown comes a mere few days both Allen and XVALA said they were proceeding with the upcoming art show despite outrage from the public claiming the ‘images as art.’
But now that their goal of public awareness has been accomplished, they are ready and willing to move on.
Really just like that? But where’s the proof in the pudding? Where’s the risk initiative? The desire to really challenge what art, freedom of thought, public domain and what celebrity really means? All purported themes that the art collective had promised to challenge? Or had they never meant to in the first place?
Reiterated XVALA: ‘This concept was always about self-examination in our current culture,’
‘Why we feel the need to know and cross the lines of other individual’s privacy.’