"> Name: Pilsen Gallery covers Amir Normandi's photo "True You" of nude Muslim woman

Date:  2006-present

Location:  North America

SubjectNudity , Religious


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Artist: Amir Normandi

Confronting Bodies: Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce

Date of Action: October 11 2008

Specific Location: Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL, USA

Description of Artwork: A photograph of a nude woman holding a mirror and paint roller in front of her face. The eyes of a veiled woman appear in the mirror.

Description of Incident: Neighbors complained, even threatened violence, about the photograph which was on display in the window. The organization covered the nudity in the photo, to which the artist objected.

Results of Incident: The artist removed the photo and later agreed to return the photo for display in a less visible area.

Source: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2008/oct/16/nation/chi-talk-pilsen-artoct16

Submitted By: Teresa Koberstein, NCAC

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