">Name: Nude, non-sexual photography exhibition refused permission
Artist: Nguyen Kim Hoang|
Confronting Bodies: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Information
Date of Action: April 2007
Specific Location: Vietnam
Description of Artwork: Close angle shots of the "most sensitive parts of a woman," which are the back, shoulders, arms, elbows, and breasts.
Uyen Huy, Vice Secretary General of the HCM City Art Association, defended the exhibit by claiming they are, "merely beautiful images of bodily curves and lines.
Photographer Nguyen Kim Hoang said she was willing to shelve photos considered inappropriate if necessary. Yet, she was completely surprised to hear that her works were rejected because they were "unsuitable" to Vietnamese values and customs.
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