BERLINER NACKTKALENDER 2021
These days, nudity often presents itself to us in a commercialized and overly polished fashion. It comes in the form of perfectly sexual – and perfectly sexually neutered – bodies in advertising, social media, and porn, and can appear detached from the human desire for intimacy it seeks to represent.
Lara Verheijden’s Nude Calendar is a European-wide project that explores alternative modes of living and displaying nudity, merging art tradition with updated notions of beauty, sensuality, intimacy, style, and grace. This modern version of uncle’s ‘titty calendar in the garage’, styled by fashion artist Mark Stadman, features a diverse range of people exploring (self-)intimacy in everyday settings.