Poland’s Artists Go Bananas on Banana Art Ban
source: MSN Lifestyle/AP
WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest after authorities called an artwork featuring the fruit obscene and removed it from a top national gallery.
The 1973 video “Consumer Art,” by prominent artist Natalia LL, showing a young woman eating a banana with great pleasure, was removed from the National Museum in Warsaw last week after the new museum head, Jerzy Miziolek, was summoned to the Ministry of Culture.
The video is a piece of shit! …… Miziolek may be doing everyone a favor!
Banana Gate……….Protest Video….. I think?
“……… opposed to showing works that could irritate sensitive young people.”Jerzy Miziolek
National Museum in Warsaw
“An artist, to create, must be free.”
On Monday, Miziolek announced that the works would be reinstated, but only until May 6, when the whole modern art gallery is due for reorganization. He denied pressure from the ministry.
The one YouTube vid contained all Polish text……. I did recognize some cuss words in the comment section!