Nude Wall Street performance art ends in arrests, charges

0 Posted by - August 2, 2011 - Blog, Performance, Public art

Ocularpation: Wall StreetGoing nude on Wall Street may be more risky than insider trading.

Three artists were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Monday for participating in a site-specific performance designed to protest US and international financial institutions.

Entitled Ocularpation: Wall Street, the five-minute performance was organized by Manhattan artist Zefrey Throwell and included dozens of volunteers acting out various Wall Street occupations before shedding their clothes.

“The idea, Mr. Throwell said, was to expose the realities of working on the nation’s financial artery as a commentary on the state of the economy, though most passers-by simply saw flesh.” (ArtsBeat)

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