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Saturday, 17 February, 2001, 00:26 GMT
Arts complex goes naked

A major new museum and arts complex in the Austrian capital, Vienna, has had a controversial opening.

Forty-five young women, naked except for thigh-length boots, posed throughout a two-hour ceremony at the Kunsthalle, in what was said to be a specially-commissioned work of performance art.

Critics described the event as sexist; but the organisers defended it, saying it was different from seeing a picture or a performance.

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