Deborah de Robertis: performance artist or nude exhibitionist?


Well, whether or not is was for her, or for the viewers, I think it was brave! You go gal!

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On May 29 the Luxembourgian performance artist Deborah de Robertis visited Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, sat down in front of Gustave Courbet’s infamous 1866 painting L’Origine du monde (Origin of the World), and recreated the iconic image in the flesh. In a video of the piece, titled Mirror of Origin, the artist can be seen dressed in a gold sequin dress, exposing her vagina while the museum’s security guards crowding around her and usher cheering visitors out of the gallery. The artist was eventually taken away by police. The museum and two of its guards have filed sexual exhibitionism complaints against the artist.

“If you ignore the context, you could construe this performance as an act of exhibitionism, but what I did was not an impulsive act,” De Robertis told Luxemburger Wort. “There is a gap in art history, the absent point of view of the object of the gaze…

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  1. Shakti Mind says:

    I do know that as part of our continued Spiritual Evolution, the Rise and continued Spiritual Development of Women as Priestesses, as the Spiritual Leaders of our New Earth, and as Leaders in all aspects of a Global Society, and the Rise of the Goddess as the Center and Focus of our Spirituality and our Worship, the public acceptance of nudity and especially of Woman’s body as natural, normal and Sacred, is of utmost importance~ any act or action that increases the public acceptance of nudity and dissolves religious and patriarchal divisions and differences that restrict women is an act of liberation of Woman’s body and should be celebrated~ I do know that we are realizing an Earth, a Global Society, and a Global Spirituality (as we shift from religious divisions to realizing a Global Spirituality of many traditions united as One) in which the nude body is celebrated, is natural, and is Worshiped~ in which Images of the Goddess are Worshiped in Her Temples, nude and clothed~ and in which Priestesses embody and Channel the Goddess in Her Temple Rituals, robed and Skyclad, leading all in Her Worship, Skyclad without any divisions or differences that come with clothing~ in such an Earth, sexuality is normal and healthy, celebrated and Worshiped~ and from the beginning of our lives we are taught that there is nothing inherently sexual in nudity and we learn to Worship sexuality, and as we shift to Women’s Leadership, sex is no longer controlled by men or used against Woman, sex becomes innocent and Sacred, returning to our Temples as a Sacred Rite, both in Sacred Sex and in Worship of Sex as in the Great Rite~ Blessings and Light~

    OM Shakti OM~ may the Goddess Bless you and Empower you~


    1. Tantrachick says:

      Wow, such a beautifully expressed sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing your valuable opinion. From my heart to yours, Joy


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