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Swiss nudes too hot for China

Works by photography students in Lausanne censored in Shanghai

Censored? A show of student photography Galerie 10 Corso Como in Shangai. Photo: Milo Keller

Several works by students from a Swiss university were removed from an exhibition in Shanghai after the municipal bureau of culture judged the images to be inappropriate for public display.

Eight photographic works in the 60-piece show, organised by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, were censored, according to our sister paper Le Journal des Arts. The images are on view at the Galerie 10 Corso Como, a commercial venue, in Shanghai, (until 10 May).

The works depicted a series of nudes but “much more critical pieces” were authorised for display, Milo Keller, the head of the college’s undergraduate photography degree programme, told Swiss press. A spokesman for Galerie 10 Corso Como declined to comment.

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