Faked Suicide

"Psychotic" Arts Student Charged

A Stockholm prosecutor has brought in an action against a student of the University College of Arts, Craft and Design for what is considered one of the biggest art scandals of the previous months.

In her exam graduate Anna Odell first pretended to commit suicide and then faked a psychosis at a mental institution where she acted violently toward the personnel. Odell later defended her action with the freedom of art - causing an outrage in the Swedish media.

Only a few weeks later, another student of the University College of Arts, Craft and Design caused a heated public debate after he sprayed an underground car. (ah)