The exhibition comprised 140 titles constituting all art forms from film, photography and oil painting to sculpture and mechanical installations. On loan from Danish and foreign museums, galleries and collectors. The intention of the exhibition was to present artists’ use of the body as subject and material throughout the past fifty years, pointing out aspects of the human existence both universal and characteristic to the period. Artists included Francis Bacon, Germaine Richier, Duane Hanson, Tom Wesselmann, Yves Klein, Valie Export, Ana Mendieta, Mona Hatoum, Robert Gober, Louise Bourgeois, Bill Viola, Jana Sterbak, Nancy Burson, Orlan and Stelarc.

A Catalogue (combined Danish/English, colour illustrations, 232 pages) with contributions by Christian Gether, Margit Zuckriegl, Katy Deepwell, Stine Høholt and Gert Balling was published to accompanythe exhibition. Each article dealt with the body’s role in art in themes corresponding to one of the past five decades.