F · 2018 Palais de Tokyo, Paris
The offer appeared so tempting to so many people, that the contingent of 161 tickets quickly attracted over 26,000 interested people. The motto "The banalisation of nudity should not be limited to the beach" addressed many people immediately.
Visiter le Palais de Tokyo, nu comme un ver (Le Monde)
D · 2017 Landesmuseum Hannover, Hanover
23 Naturists joined the exhibition curator on a guided tour of the exhibition and were informed about the development of nude painting and the changing attitudes to nudity and gender roles in the society of about 100 years ago, the paintings and graphics of Corinth and his underlying motivation.
"Nackt und bloß": Nudisten sehen sich Ausstellung an (Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung)
D · 2016 Art Cologne, Cologne
The nude guided tours through Art Cologne with the artist are likely to be spectacular, with the public excluded. Only those, who accept to take part in the guided tour totally nude, may participate. Ringholt has already performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the National Gallery of Art in Canberra.
Art Cologne: Nacktführungen über die Messe (report-K / Internetnews Cologne)
D · 2015 LWL Museum, Münster (Westf.)
The LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster has sent out its press release regarding the visit of 61 naturists to the museum. This was the reason for some daily newspapers to report in detail about the event (example: Münstersche Zeitung, in German).
The blog article (in German) by one of the art educators of the museum, who had explained the works of art to the nude visitors, is impressive. She describes, among other things, how her initial skepticism developed into an explicit understanding of the concerns of naturist art lovers during the course of the tour.
A · 2013 Leopoldmuseum, Vienna
With the slogan NACKT ZU DEN NACKTEN MÄNNERN [en: NUDE TO THE NUDE MEN], the Leopold Museum in Vienna invited the public to four guided tours in the nude on 18 February 2013. Altogether, almost 300 female and male visitors in the altogether gathered. For the statisitcs: Visitors aged beetwen 20 and 70, 15 % of them female.
Strolling around the museum in the buff, appreciating and understanding art: This was the order of the day in the middle of February at the Leopold Museum in Vienna. »Nackte Männer in der Kunst« was the title of the exhibition, which presented top-class exhibits depicting nude men from ancient Egypt to the present, a period of 6.000 years.
»Nackte Männer« – Hunderte bei Nudistenabend im Leopold-Museum (Kronen-Zeitung)
Leopold: "Nackte Männer" für nacktes Publikum (Die Presse)
Nackte Männer und angezogene Medien im Leopold Museum (Der Standard)
AUS · 2012 ArtAsiaPacific, Sydney
"I was wearing two days of stubble on my chin, a squirt of cologne and nothing else. My wife was wearing hot red lipstick, magenta nail polish on her toenails and around her neck, a pink pearl pendant suspended from a fine gold chain. It glowed against her honey-colored skin. We stood side-by-side, holding hands, naked, along with 60 other souls who had signed up for an after-hours tour of the new galleries at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). Curiously, neither of us felt any embarrassment."
Naked Tour by Stuart Ringholt, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (report-K / Internetnews Cologne)
D · 2005 Leopoldmuseum, Vienna
»At 36°C [97°F] to the Naked Truth at the Leopold Museum in Vienna.« With this motto, the Leopold Museum invited nude visitors for the first time in 2005.
Cit.: "The entrance to the "Nuda Veritas" is free on Friday, 29 July, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for all showing up nude or in a bathing costume!"
The cherry on the cake:
Responsibles for the museum came up themselves with the idea, to invite visitors in the nude as welcome guests during normal opening hours!
Nackte Besucher stehlen Bildern die Schau. (RP Online)
Kunst & Skandal – Leopold Museum Wien: Nackte Wahrheit (Österreichische Ärztezeitung)
D · Nackt ist frei [en: Nude means free] – Berlin city magazine ZITTY sees some naturist renaissance [26 June 2019]
Berlin city magazine ZITTY publishes a longer article Nackt ist frei (in German): 'Until a few years ago, it seemed as if naturism was becoming increasingly unpopular. But recently, naturism has been experiencing a some renaissance: in naturist clubs and in shared flats, in some Berlin clubs and at bathing lakes, with sex and without', and proves this statement with numerous descriptions of nude activities. In fact, Berlin offers, among other things, numerous opportunities for sports in the nude: Regelmäßige Termine Nacktsport [en: recurrent events for nude sports].
USA · San Francisco Nude Love Parade 2019 [18 March 2019]
In San Francisco, love and friendship are celebrated with an annual nude parade. If the weather in February is not too cold, they call it the "Nude Valentine Parade", otherwise it becomes the "Nude Love Parade". It has been a tradition since 2016, and in 2019 it took place on 17 March.
The Nude Love Parade was postponed for a second time on Sunday, March 10, due to the weather, but the forecast for 10 March was mostly sunny. So the nude parade, which tries to "reduce the damage to our society caused by prudery", took place as an approved event in San Francisco. In SF, the "nudity ban", i.e. the ban on nudity in the cityscape, has been in force since 2013. Thanks to Horst Z. for the hint!
Announcement: Fans of Urban Nudism
D · Only brazen and illegal or already criminal? [14 March 2019]
At any rate unscrupulous and wordless: "German Minister of Agriculture Klöckner has approved 18 new agricultural poisons, some of which kill our bees. She simply overruled the veto of Environment Minister Schulze – a clear breach of the law! More than hundred other pesticides are already on the waiting list. So that she does rubber-stamp them, we now must act quickly. Please sign our urgent appeal!" (in German; source: campact.de)
More detailed information at SPIEGEL Online (in German)
D · 's c h ö N a c k t – Aktfotografie Siegfried Haase': Exhibition of nude portraits in Neubrandenburg [13 March 2019]
In the current exhibition, the Neubrandenburg regional museum is showing nudes from the estate of the photographer Siegfried Haase until 26 May, entitled 's c h ö N a c k t – Aktfotografie Siegfried Haase'. Info by the museum.
LUX · Guided tours for naturists in the Luxembourg art museum 'Villa Vauban' [10 March 2019]
The "Musée d'Art de la Ville de Luxembourg" exhibits "Plakeg! Le Nu autour de 1900" (Plakeg! The nude around 1900) from 16 March to 16 June in the "Villa Vauban". Cit.: "Towards the end of the 19th century there was a fundamental change in the perception of the nude. A generation of young, avant-garde artists wanted to break with the academic traditions of depicting the nude body."
The museum offers one-hour guided tours in several languages for naturist visitor groups on all days except Tuesdays by appointment. The opportunity to undress in the museum (and get dressed again after the tour) is offered. In addition to the entrance fee for a reduced tariff tarif réduit (reduced tariff), the (max. 15) participants of the guided tour must pay the fee for the art guide (100 EUR).
With this offer, the art museum in Luxembourg probably eclipses all efforts of other museums to attract nude visitors to an art exhibition. The exhibition takes place in cooperation with the 'Landesmuseum Hannover', where a nude visit to a museum for the similar exhibition "Nackt und bloß" took place in May 2015.
F · 2018 Nu et approuvé – Nude theatre in front of an audience in the buff
To be nude on stage is normal for many actresses and actors since the 1960s. Sitting nude in the audience and watching the events on stage, is nothing new for visitor groups in the buff – natury reported i.e. in 2016.
But the fact, that the entire audience in the theatre is obliged to be nude – that is a premiere in the Paris performance "Nu et approuvé" [en: Nude and approved] in 2019. If you come to the theater, you have to hand in all the clothes at the cloakroom after the entrance. The rush was great – many wanted to experience the spectacle.
"Nu et approuvé", un spectacle naturiste au Palais des Glaces (culturebox.francetvinfo.fr)
Play’s audience and actors bare all (connexionfrance.com)
Searching for "Nu et approuvé" will return numerous further sources in Internet.
An enquiry as to when similar rules would be introduced for football matches in the "Stade de France" has so far remained unanswered. One is probably still thinking about the consequences this would have for the security personnel in terms of labour policy: The naked spectators would have no chance at all to smuggle pyrotechnics or illicit projectiles into the stadium. So, you would need much less security personnel. Could the Sécurité staff be appointed instead as cloakroom attendants without their resistance? Perhaps with appropriate compensation for the loss of wages – otherwise there might be problems: The Sécurité staff also wear yellow vests …
D · 2018 Westfälische Nachrichten inform about hiking in the buff and law
Midsummery days of up to 29°C on the 15 October prompted some naturists, to use the golden autumn for nude hikes or biking tours. So did R., who encountered on Sunday afternoon hundreds of weekend promenaders in the area of the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal Canal and the Venner Moor – Münsterland. One of them reported about his encounter with the nude hiker to the Münster daily newspaper Westfälische Nachrichten, who – after consulting police officers – published an informative article*) (in German) for the readers.
*) Explanatory notes
*) Explanatory notes from the translator regarding this article in the daily newspaper:
The German title 'Freie Körperkultur im Venner Moor, „Nacktwandern ist keine Belästigung“' can be translated to: 'Naturism in the Venne Moor, „Hiking in the buff is not a disturbance“'.
Background information: Disturbance of the public.
The article explains, that a journalist has contacted the spokesman of the police in Münster (Westf.) as well as a managing officer 'Citizen service and order' of the town-hall in Senden. The bottom line of the information stated in this article is, that hiking in the buff is neither a criminal, nor – in general – a regulatory offence in Germany.
D · 2018 Outdooractive: Take off your shoes – Barefoot hiking is the trend
Outdooractive advances the opinion: "Barefoot hiking is the trend and has put together a blog article with all kinds of tips and links. Most of the tips are also valid, if you walk – in contrast to the photos shown there – »barefoot up to the top of your head«.
Barfußwandern liegt im Trend (outdooractive.com)
D · 2018 ZEIT-Magazin: You need a body shape suitable for a bikini only, if you wear one
Weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT, KLARTEXT:
Personal memories of the summer holidays at the GDR Baltic Sea beach of a then eight-year-old girl.
D · 2017 Westfälische Nachrichten + Münstersche Volkszeitung report on nude performance on the waterway>
The German daily newspapers Westfälische Nachrichten and Münstersche Volkszeitung report on our nude performance on Saturday evening and promote this action as part of the Sculpture Projects Münster 2017.
D · 2017 Durchblick reports on the subject of hiking in the buff
In its current issue 3/2017 on page 50/51 (below, there is a horizontal bar to thumb through the magazine), the magazine Durchblick for senior readers, which is published in Siegen, reports on the subject of hiking in the buff with the topic "Wandern ist der Nackten Lust", especially on the Rothaarsteig.
D · 2017 Sächsische Zeitung reports about hiking in the buff
The German newspaper »Sächsische Zeitung« reports on nude hiking in Saxon Switzerland
Nacktwandern in der Sächsischen Schweiz (Sächsische Zeitung)
D · 2017 GARMIN discovers nude sports
Advertising for nude sports: »Pants down, running watch on« – with a smart GARMIN watch on your arm, of course.
Hose runter, Laufuhr an (GARMIN, 2017)
D · 2016 Westfälische Nachrichten: Nude in the countryside
The regional daily newspaper reports on the Westphalian naturist days 2016:
Nackt durch die Pampa (Westfälische Nachrichten)