Encore Events’ graphic exhibition ‘The Universe Within,’ which features preserved body parts, was explicit enough to be banned in France. A French court has suggested that the show’s organizer was unable to prove that corpses were legally obtained, or any proof for authorized use of the bodies.
Encore Events is planning a final appeal of the courts decision based on the belief that over 30 million people worldwide have already been exposed to this type of scientific presentation.
Watch the video above to learn more about this cadaver controversy.
Encore Events' 'The Universe Within' Banned in France
1. Controversial Art - Encore Events' banned exhibition 'The Universe Within' highlights the need for redefining socially acceptable art.
2. Ethical Sourcing - The court's ruling on Encore Events' 'The Universe Within' exhibition suggests a need for regulations and transparency in the procurement and use of human remains in scientific displays.
3. Virtual Exhibitions - An opportunity exists for virtual reality technology to bring immersive and educational scientific displays, such as Encore Events' 'The Universe Within', into the public's homes without ethical concerns or legal restrictions.
1. Art and Culture - The controversy surrounding Encore Events' banned exhibition 'The Universe Within' highlights an opportunity for redefining the boundaries of contemporary art in the 21st century.
2. Science and Technology - The use of preserved human remains in scientific displays, such as Encore Events' 'The Universe Within', requires regulatory oversight in ethical sourcing and use of human specimens.
3. Virtual Reality - Virtual reality technology presents a disruptive opportunity for bringing immersive and educational art exhibitions, such as Encore Events' 'The Universe Within,' into people's homes without the legal implications or ethical concerns associated with the use of preserved human remains.