Art Out: #WeTheNipple

Art Out: #WeTheNipple

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

Images by Cid Roberts

The Issue

The human body has always been a central subject of art. Its representations have evolved with technologies of expression: from cave drawings, to sculpture and painting, to photography and video.

Yet leading 21st century social media platform, Instagram, the most popular platform for artists who share their work online, and its parent company, Facebook, both ban photographic representations of the nude body, while making an exception for artistic nudity in sculpture and painting.

The Art ActionOn June 2, 2019, the National Coalition Against Censorship and artist-photographer Spencer Tunick created a nude installation in New York City to challenge the censorship of artistic nudity on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information about Spencer Tunick please click here. To find out more about #WeTheNipple, please click here.

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

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