Merchandise and the body
Money and mainstream cultural radicalism: Nude department store. Selfridges, an English department store chain, capped its month-long Body Craze promotional campaign by paying an American artist a five-figure sum to use its flagship store as the setting for an installation involving 600 nude volunteers. The artist called the work Be Consumed, and explained “The idea was to a bring the body up against commerce and create tension between them.” What tension?
Posted by Jim Kalb at May 06, 2003 12:35 PM | Send