Name: City Council cancels artist's exhibition over controversial Muslim artwork

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Europe

SubjectReligious , Political/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Swedish artist Lars Vilks

Confronting Bodies: Eslov's city council and culture department

Date of Action: November 3rd, 2007

Specific Location: Eslov, Sweden

Description of Artwork: Vilks' drawings portray prophet Mohammed as a dog

Description of Incident: Lars Vilks was supposed to present his artworks at the Eslov Biennale, and art exhibition, in south Sweden. But the city council and the culture department cancelled his invitation, citing reasons of security and negative publicity. The city believes his attendance would be an "unnecessary provocation" and would create "negative attention" around the city.

Results of Incident: Vilks is prohibited from attending the exhibition

Source: The Ladonia New Herald

Submitted By: Matthew Lau

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