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spencer tunick: 10,000 people in bogotá and why

One June 5, 2016, 10,000 residents of Bogotá, Colombia will engage as nude subjects in a Spencer Tunick massive art installation.

“Everyone is used to seeing nudity on HBO, on Game of Thrones, on the internet,” he explained. “But the body in art outside of a controlled environment is still very much a taboo.” Nonetheless, most participants have a very positive experience, he said.

“It’s a very fulfilling process. When people are working with me, it’s something they haven’t seen before.” And as one might imagine, each of Tunick’s 10,000 Bogotá subjects will be bringing very different life experiences to the table.

To channel that diversity, MAMBO has started a hashtag campaign #MeQuitoLaRopaPor or “I take off my clothes for” to find out why people would be willing to take off their clothes in the name of art.

According to Tunick, there are a lot of reasons.

“Some want to give power to their ability to make a difference, or to be free, or for the environment, or because they want to take away the sexuality of the body, or for women’s rights, for equality, for unity,” he said.

“In the end, the work moves those ideas and people get some answers to whatever it was that they wanted to get out of it. People want to make art.”

Read more: The City Paper Bogota

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