From Harper’s Bazaar, Kate Storey writes:
At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July, 100 naked women will stand facing the Quicken Loans Arena holding large, round mirrors. They’ll be part of artist Spencer Tunick’s latest large-scale art installation: “Everything She Says Means Everything.”
The New York-based artist has been planning this project since 2013—back when Donald Trump was little more than a hyper-rich businessman and reality-TV personality.
“I could never have imagined there would be such a heightened attention to the male-versus-female dynamic of this Cleveland juggernaut of a convention,” Tunick says. “But I feel like doing this will sort of calms the senses. It brings it back to the body and to purity.”
“I think as a society, we’re so used to seeing nudes on the Internet and on TV in the movies that we sort of think that it’s a very open society but once the nude body goes outside of an enclosed environment, it becomes the equivalent to a crime or violence,” explains Tunick, who has been arrested five times while attempting to work outdoors in New York. “The body in public space is very much taboo still, but it’s something worth fighting for.” (Tunick)
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To participate in this project, go to Spencer Tunick’s page: http://spencertunickcleveland.com/