Thank you for being here. The Nu Project is a series of honest nudes of women from all over the world. The project began in 2005 and has stayed true to the original vision: no professional models, minimal makeup and no glamour. The focus of the project has been and continues to be the subjects and their personalities, spaces, insecurities and quirks.
Much is written on the effects of porn and female body image. Some complain fearfully of men who will, upon viewing porn, expect all women to have those bodies; others that women themselves fall into this trap and try to emulate such unrealistic things with their own bodies. Of course, these accusations and reservations aren't only reserved for pornographic materials, but magazines, television, any media.
And while you may think that I'm going to rant about how stupid this is, how silly it is to believe that people will be so affected by these images that they'd let ~ no force ~ them to be their realities, I'm not.
Gracie Passette's insight:
My look at how humans have consumed media, art, and the human form through the ages.
On 8 March 2012 International Women’s Day, the Nude Photo Revolutionaries Calendar was launched in homage to Egyptian atheist, student and blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy who posted a nude photo of herself, announcing the post on Twitter under the hashtag, #NudePhotoRevolutionary.
The calendar is the idea of campaigner Maryam Namazie to support Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and join her ‘screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy’.
Yes, yes I *will* be selling Masturbateer orgy prints at Emerald City Comic-Con next weekend in Seattle, March 28-30. Exhibiting with Periscope Studio at booth 1214 along with my fellow Strip Search...
In Sweden, artist Carolina Falkholt was commissioned to paint a large mural in a new secondary school (about 7th grade to 10th grade in the US), with the subject related to technology, science and the school's proximity to the sea. What did Falkholt paint? A huge happy vagina!
An interview with Dutch writer and photographer Rufus C. Camphausen (1948), author of several books dealing with sexuality and other taboos, among which his now sold out and hard-to-get work "The Yoni - Sacred Symbol of Female Creative Power."
So ... how's your cliteracy? You heard that right, clit-eracy. As in clitoris. It's a term coined by New York artist Sophia Wallace in a mixed media art project called Cliteracy: 100 Natural Laws. She defines the term as:...
Artist Rachelle Beaudoin examines the female identity in popular culture using commercial icongraphy. Challenging what is presented as mainstream feminine sexuality, Beaudoin's take on figure-shaping and labeling is as jarring as it is thought-provoking.
..."I'm going to do three different performances kind of relating to clothing, underwear and intimacy in different ways."
Sex and sexuality in contemporary art: how sex, gender and the erotic are interpreted by leading artists including Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Wim Delvoye, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin.