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Security check before art exhibition opens

Published tisdag 20 januari 2015 kl 12.21
Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin. Foto: Janerik Henriksson/Scanpix
Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/Scanpix

After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this month, Eskilstuna council is checking a new art exhibition to see whether it could include works likely to change the threat level.

The paintings by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin are to go on display on Saturday, but will be inspected by the council on Wednesday. The head of the local art museum, Madelene Unneberg, says to Dagens Nyheter they are not demanding a veto on the art, but need to know how to live up to their responsibility to protect the art.

An earlier work by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin showing three homosexual men on a prayer mat was pulled from a Gothenburg exhibition against her will after the police and intelligence services had urged her to drop the painting, saying it could be interpreted as a “Muhammad caricature.”

Ohlson Wallin also created the "Ecce Homo" exhibition that led to death threats and attacks from the Christian community almost twenty years ago.

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