Wolfgang Tillmans, photographer
Artist: Wolfgang Tillmans, photographer
Confronting Bodies: Cologne municipal cultural representative
Date of Action: August 2006
Location: Cologne, Germany
Description of Artwork: Tillmans photographed a man wearing a kilt to reveal that Scottishmen are nude underneath.
The Incident: The photograph is part of Das achte Feld (The Eighth Square), an exhibition at the Museum Ludwig about "Gender, Life, and Desire in the Visual Arts since 1960." The museum decided to use the photograph but cover up portions of it. After a poster was made of the photograph, the city of Cologne decided not to display it publicly because of its subject matter.
Results of Incident: The photograph will be included in the exhibiton in addition to an informational brochure and an invitation.