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Bomb Threat Closes Swedish Museum During Controversial Exhibition

18 April 2012
  • On Tuesday, Moderna Museet in Sweden closed due to a bomb threat concurrent to an uproar over an exhibition.

    On Tuesday, Moderna Museet in Sweden closed due to a bomb threat concurrent to an uproar over an exhibition.

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Tensions were running high in Stockholm, Sweden, after a bomb threat closed the city's modern art museum.

On April 17, the Moderna Museet was evacuated after officers in the southern city of Malmo received the threat, delivered in English, and a bomb squad was dispatched to the museum. 

The threat came only a couple days after the opening of a racially charged exhibit centered upon degrading stereotypes.  A particularly controversial work featured in the exhibit is Afro-Swedish artist Makode Linde’s edible “black cake,” which is meant to highlight the issue of female circumcision, and is in the form of a naked African woman.

A public outcry against the exhibit has been such that the resignation of the nation’s minister of culture has been called for. 

No bomb was discovered at the museum and it was not clear who had made the threat or whether it was indeed connected with the exhibit.


Categories: contemporary art

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