Kids in Suburbia (photograph)

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Date: 2009

Region: Australia

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Photography

Artist: Nicole Boenig McGrade

Confronting Bodies: Subiaco Library, Perth

Dates of Action: early January, 2009.

Location: Perth, Australia


Description of Artwork: Kids in Suburbia, a black and white photo which shows an 18-month-old boy and his three-year-old sister both with their shirts off, playing on a sidewalk. There are two buckets and some chalk.

The Incident: Earlier this month, photographer Nicole Boenig McGrade submitted her photograph, Kids in Suburbia, for an exhibition at the Subiaco Library in Perth. Concerned that the photo might prompt complaints, the exhibition organizer suggested it be left out and Boenig McGrade agreed.

Results of Incident: The photo was taken out of the exhibit.

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