"> Name: French court orders ban on Chinese body parts show "Our Body: The Universe Within"

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Europe



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Artist: Encore Events

Confronting Bodies: French court, Judge Louis-Marie Raingeard

Date of Action: Opened on February 12, 2009; was banned in April 2009.

Specific Location: Paris exhibition

Description of Artwork: Chinese corpses

Description of Incident: A French judge on Tuesday slapped a ban on a Paris exhibition on the human anatomy that featured body parts from Chinese corpses, saying the display was indecent. Judge Louis-Marie Raingeard also ordered authorities to seize the body parts from the 17 Chinese men and women on display to allow for talks on providing them with a proper burial.

Results of Incident: Pascal Bernardin, manager of Encore Events, is appealing the ban.

Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i5TtkDoy-H7MCHIvFub57wIyrRbg

Submitted By: Teresa Koberstein, NCAC

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