Monday 22 January 2018

David Robbins: If our National Gallery had an exhibition of Irish erotica . . .

Sweden's 'Lust and Vice' event has the whole country talking about sex again. But could we ever put on a show like that in this country, asks David Robbins

Breasts, bums and a little light bondage. Just another ordinary day at the Lust & Vice exhibition running this week at the National Museum of Sweden in Stockholm.

You might think that Swedes, with their reputation as a sexually liberated people who like to strip off at the drop of a hat, would have seen it all.

After all, as far back as 1971, Sweden became the first country in the world to legalise pornography. What is an exhibition of erotic art in a country like that?

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