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Museum Removes Erotic Art

Published torsdag 3 februari 2005 kl 12.39
Jette Sandahl, head of the the World Culture Museum in Gothenburg

The World Culture Museum in Gothenburg has removed an erotic painting plastered with verses from the Muslim holy book, the Koran, from an exhibition about AIDS after Muslims complained it was obscene.

The museum’s director, Jette Sandahl, said that the painting by an Arab artist living in France was replaced by another less offensive one. Sweden is home to 400,000 Muslims.

Sandahl said the painting was removed to prevent public attention shifting from the exhibition’s main message about AIDS and globalisation.

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