Nan Goldin Brazil Show

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Date: 2011

Region: South America

Subject: Sexually Explicit

Medium: Photography

Artist: Nan Goldin

Confronting Bodies: Oi Futuro Flamengo museum

Dates of Action: 2011

Location: Oi Futuro Flamengo museum, Rio, Brazil


Description of Artwork: A show of photographer Nan Goldin's work, including her "Ballad of Sexual Dependency" (1981-1996), a slideshow chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends and lovers collectively described by Goldin as her "tribe."

The Incident: Oi Futuro Flamengo museum reportedly scrapped the show, set for January, 2012, after deciding some of the pictures -- many of which depicted sexual situations, drug use, or children -- were inappropriate.

Results of Incident: Several Brazilian artists came out in support of Goldin, and Rio's Museum of Modern Art (MAM-Rio) agreed to host the exhibition instead from February 11 to April 8, 2012.