Fenomenale feminatheek (Phenomenal Library of Women)
Artist: Louis Paul Boon
Confronting Bodies: the FotoMuseum of Antwerp
Dates of Action: 2008
Location: Provincie Antwerpen, Belgium
Description of Artwork: Fenomenale Feminateek (Phenomenal Library of Women) is a collection by Louis Paul Boon of 22400 images of female eroticism compiled in 144 volumes.
The Incident: Exhibit prohibited by local government of Antwerp.
Results of Incident: Exhibit cancelled in the FotoMuseum resulted in a lot of media attention. However, the curator of the "Zogezegd" literary festival in Gent confirmed shortly after the Antwerp decision became known end of January 2008, that the plans to show the images at the Gent festival in April 2008 remain unchanged.
Source: national media: Newspapers, television, radio,...