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Sacred Naked Nature Girls
By Coco Fusco

By the time the Sacred Naked Nature Girls brought their all nude show to Highways in Santa Monica, they were wrapped in wild stories about how, in other locales, irate feminists and horny fellows had joined forces to recast their work as pornography. The gals wanted to censure them—the guys wanted to jack off in front of them as applause. I went to see what all the ruckus was about and witnessed a rare instance of decidedly female energies melded together in a serenely powerful force. New Age neo-primitivists scoot over—here’s another spin on the body and the sacred. Their nudity wasn’t there to shock or offend, it was symbolic of their collective will to break down the barriers of the social and turn emotional vulnerability and personal memory into poetry.

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Anthroposcenes by Rita Natálio & João dos Santos Martins with Ana Pi, Ana Rita Teodoro, João dos Santos Martins images: José Carlos Duarte, 2018

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM: 004 MEW+ (OFFICIAL VIDEO), Directed by Alma Yei, Shoes: Gabi Rivera-Morales, Music: Aran Atsuo and Amanda McGowan

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Ola Maciejewska, BOMBYX MORI, 2015 Images: Martin Argyroglo

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Olivier Saillard and Mathilde Monnier, J.M. WESTON – Défilé pour 27 chaussures, Grand Palais, Paris, 2018