Nguyen Kim Dinh nude paintings

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Date: 2009

Region: Asia

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Painting


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Artist: Nguyen Kim Dinh (b. 1958)

Confronting Bodies: Hue City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Date of Action: April 8, 2009

Location: A gallery in the central city of Hue, Vietnam

Description of Artwork: abstract colorful nude paintings of women

The Incident: Painters Nguyen Kim Dinh and Phan Van Thuy planned to organize a joint exhibition on April 10, introducing 12 paintings by Phan Van Thuy and 12 nude paintings by Nguyen Kim Dinh. Their works were examined and approved by the Art Association of Thua Thien-Hue province before they were submitted to the Hue City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism for licensing. The department refused to license his nude paintings and notified the artist 2 days before the exhibition was to be shown to the public.

Results of Incident: Phan Van Thuy was able to keep his paintings up but Nguyen Kim Dinh was forced to remove his paintings from the exhibit.

Source: http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/04/nude-painting-exhibition-not-licenced.html and http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/31091/nude-paintings-censored-in-vietnam/