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Naked Men

Author(s): Piotr Kosiewski
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Exhibition; Nackte Männer von 1800 bis heute; Leopold Museum; Review

Summary/Abstract: The Viennese exhibition Nackte Männer von 1800 bis heute at the Leopold Museum (19.10-3.03.2013) is devoted to the tradition of representing the male nude in art from the late 18th century to the present. The author agrees with the curators of the exhibition (Tobias G. Natter and Elisabeth Leopold) that the history of the nude can help us speak about ways of constructing identity in the context of ideological transformations. The curators of the exhibition have thus managed to show that the "body is a costume," which means that nudity in no way reveals what is hidden.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 115/116
  • Page Range: 148-152
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Polish
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