Sanitized

The 13th collection of the project Who’s That Nude In The Living Room

Idan Wizen invites us to reflect on the place of the body, of being, of its modesty and its true essence in a society still shaken by the health crisis.

Few words about this art project

"A world where the priority is no longer to please some people, but to displease no one."

Composed of two complementary tones, a blue and an orange, both in the decorations and in the lighting, the Sanitized collection with its set entirely covered with plastic sheeting, is reminiscent of the unprecedented episode that our societies experienced: the Covid crisis and the resulting lockdowns.

But if this first reading allows us to locate this collection in time, we cannot help but see a deeper, more conceptual and more critical meaning: the sanitization of our society and its culture. The smooth plastic perfectly represents the current desire to create a world without roughness, which does not bother anyone. A world that trembles at the idea of ​​criticism on social networks, a world where the priority is no longer to please some people, but to displease no one. In the midst of this, the individual, the only element that is not covered with plastic, is daring to defy the standardization of our customs. And the choice which is offered to him is to accept or not this new world, smooth and sanitized, a choice represented by the duality of colors which come to illuminate the model. It is up to the spectator to choose the world he prefers.

HB1847 - Collection Sanitized by Idan Wizen

Composed of two complementary tones, a blue and an orange, both in the decorations and in the lighting, the Sanitized collection with its set entirely covered with plastic sheeting, is reminiscent of the unprecedented episode that our societies experienced: the Covid crisis and the resulting lockdowns.

 

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HB2102 - Collection Sanitized by Idan Wizen

A collection worthy of covid

Sanitized is a collection of the project Who’s That Nude In The Living Room, a collection that respects the same principles as the others of the project. Namely, models who have never posed before (neither in photos, nor naked), they are not casted (everyone can come from the age of 18), and who come for a photo session, where we will keep only one photograph of each individual. There is no retouching, these are authentic photographs of each individual, they are meant to be made into works of art up to very large formats which are 80 x 120 cm, and to be exhibited, in exhibitions, as well as in private homes.

The idea of Sanitized was born after the lifting of the first lockdown in France, around mid-May. I felt obliged to talk about this crisis that affected humanity, as my project itself speaks a lot about humanity. It seemed essential to me as an artist to integrate it and to show the evolution of bodies, attitudes, beings in a new world, a world that now knows the Covid, and that knows a form of change of major evolution.

I felt obliged to talk about this crisis that affected humanity, as my project itself speaks a lot about humanity.