The Body Show, an exhibition of preserved human corpses, opened at President Park in Bangkok today. The show is one of several imitators of Bodyworlds, the anatomical exhibition created by Gunther von Hagens. Another imitator, Our Body, was banned in France last year.
The exhibits on show here are less controversial than those of Bodyworlds - there are no pregnant women or copulating couples - and they are posed less sculpturally/artistically. Unlike at Bodyworlds, visitors are permitted to photograph, and even touch, the bodies. The Body Show will close on 3rd April 2011.