Facebook censors artist’s work criticising male-dominated society because it features naked breasts

The Art Newspaper: CLEMENS BOMSDORF

The Icelandic artist Borghildur Indridadóttir is blaming Facebook for having taken over her account after she had posted pictures featuring bare female breasts. “Facebook told me the pictures were against their community standards and did not only take those away from my timeline, but also deleted my friends and likes,” she says.

The pictures were part of her work Demoncrazy, which deals with how older men continue to dominate certain public and social spaces in Iceland. As part of the Reykjavik arts festival in June, Indridadóttir showed photographs of topless young women standing in front of painted portraits of older men. The photographs were taken in locations such as the Icelandic parliament, a sports club and a school, where rooms are decorated with portraits of men that had been playing an important part in the history of those institutions. “It is incredible to see that even in a society like the Icelandic we are constantly confronted with such pictures where men dominate,“ she says. …Read More

Pictured: Borghildur Indridadóttir’s Demoncrazy which was censored by Facebook | Magnus Andersen

2018-10-29T09:40:25+00:00