Inner, Outer, Other (exhibit)

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Date: 1995

Region: North America

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Photography


Artist: Jodi Kimball, Steph Kazazis and Nancy Finn

Confronting Bodies: White Pines College officials

Date of Action: 1995

Location: Chester, New Hampshire, USA

Description of Artwork: The exhibit, Inner, Outer, Other, featured the three students final projects. One of Kazazis' photographs featured a dog with its penis showing. Kimball's work showed nude self-portraits in black and white photo collages.

The Incident: College officials removed all of Kimball's and Kazazis' works without notifying the artists. They claimed that visitors to the school might complain about the nudity.

Results of Incident: The head of the photography department, Suzanne Gainer, met with the college president and dean to discuss the relocation of the works. Dean, John B. Hoar, agreed to reinstall the pieces in their original locations.

Source: Artistic Freedom Under Attack, 1996