Art Out: #WeTheNipple
Images by Cid Roberts
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 Action: On 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.
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