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The Naked Body in Contemporary Photography

Image of a male identifying figure posing in the nude with a red backdrop.

NUDE is a Fotografiska touring exhibition featuring the works of 30 female-identifying artists from 20 different countries challenging traditional constructs around body politics. Through a diverse range of creative approaches, the artists explore the complexities surrounding the portrayal of nudity in art – and challenging the historical constraints attached to it.

This exhibition features explicit nudity and sexually charged imagery. We advise that children and minors visit under parental supervision.

About the exhibition

NUDE addresses the centuries-long fascination with the naked body and explores the balance between “the nude” as an idealized form versus an honest, natural, and personal artistic expression. The nude body as a conduit to explore the intersection of gender, race, and culture.

In this exhibition of over 200 works, the viewer receives a comprehensive global view of what the body means, how it is used, and what it tells us about modern society. It is an attempt to redefine boundaries of representation, sparking a revolution that celebrates diversity, challenges conventional norms, and empowers both the artist and the audience.

Curator: Johan Vikner and Thomas Schäfer
Exhibition’s manager: Thomas Schäfer

An abstract body in black and white with the moon in the background.
Chapter O of Æther © Natalia Evelyn Bencicova and Samson G Balfour Smith - screen noise.
Two figures intimately cuddling in white sheets.
Lili Adam Paris, 2019 © Bettina Pittaluga. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Gomis.

Featured artists

Jenevieve Aken (NG), Evelyn Bencicova (SK), Arvida Byström (SE), Elinor Carucci (IL), Joana Choumali (CI), Angélica Dass (BR), Brooke DiDonato (US), Bodhi Shola (IT), Aneta Grzeszykowska (PL), Carlota Guerrero (ES), Marie Hald (DK), Ina Jang (KR), Viki Kollerova (SK), Joanne Leah (US), Yushi Li (CN), Monika Macdonald (SE), Laila Majid (PK), Malerie Marder (US), Alix Marie (FR), Sakiko Nomura (JP), Momo Okabe (JP), Denisse Ariana Pérez (DO), Bettina Pittaluga (FR/UY), Lotte van Raalte (NL), Lina Scheynius (SE), Leah Schrager (US), Dana Scruggs (US), Julia SH (SE), Prue Stent, Honey Long (AU), and Luo Yang (CN). Photo by: Organismo formado por mujeres © Carlota Guerrero

Many women standing in the nude with their back towards us, some looking into the camera.

19 Jan 2024 — 21 Apr 2024

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A man wearing a red suit, standing confidently.