Artist: Carolee Schneemann

Medium: photographs of a performance

Censored by: Facebook       

Date of censorship: March 2019        

Was there notification of removal? If so was a reason given?

The work violated community guidelines on photographic nudity

Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?


What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you?  

The artist is dead and, though censorship affected her throughout her life, now it only affects her audiences.     


Images from Carolee Schneemann’s iconic 1963 performance, Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for Camera, were posted by friends and fans on Facebook in her memory after the artist’s death on March 6, 2019. The work was radical in the 1960s, but Schneemann has been recognized since as one of the leading artists of our times. The work has been shown in the world’s leading museums. Nevertheless, it is still taboo on social media in 2020.       

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