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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
July 6 - September 2, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands

St. Lawrence Church Alkmaar
presents:
The Naked Human Being
A Group Exhibition with 20 Artists


Image by Johan van Breukelen

An exhibition influenced by Genesis 1, verse 27:
Male and female He created them.

The summer exhibition of 2007 in the great St. Lawrence Church Alkmaar in The Netherlands is influenced by Genesis 1, verse 27: Male and female He created them.

From whichever religious or philosophical conviction you regard the human being, we can agree upon one thing: the human being is a miracle. Obviously you can search for rational explanations or otherwise for this miracle, but you can also look. Look at that miracle. As artist do. They look at the human being and give their impression of that miracle. In paintings, statues, photo's, installations and what have you.

Come and look too. Look at people as 20 artists see them. Unless you do not want to be confronted with this miracle, the human being. Although that surely would be somewhat miraculous.

Johan van Breukelen is one of the twenty selected artists taking part in the group exhibition, The Naked Human Being, in the Grote Kerk, in Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

Since 1989, his photography has been shown in many places both in The Netherlands and abroad. Examples being: in the Melkweg and the Faubourg galleries in Amsterdam; the Jansen gallery in Berlin; and the de Lelie gallery in Antwerp. And now for two months in a church!

Nudes have always been controversial in the public domain and today perhaps even more so; certainly if they're displayed in 'God's House.'

A number of 'God's children,' portrayed by Johan van Breukelen, can be seen life size in this fabulous exhibition.

St. Lawrence Church Alkmaar
Church Website page for this event.

Johan van Breukelen Website (map at the bottom of the page)

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