Name: Danny Yung, Hong Kong artist, censored by German officials

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia , Europe



Artist: Danny Yung

Confronting Bodies: German and Chinese officials

Date of Action: August 2000

Specific Location: China

Description of Artwork: Two-thousand large swastikas intended for an exhibition in Germany.

Description of Incident: German officials refused the swastikas entry into Germany. Yung intended to use them in an exhbit at the Hong Kong-Berlin Arts Festival. Swastikas are illegal in Germany and viewed with suspicion in China; their representation of Buddha's heart is used by the outlawed, Chinese Buddhist group, Falun Gong.

Results of Incident: German officials ordered Yung to burn the swastikas or return them to Hong Kong.

Source: Index on Censorship, 6/2000

Submitted By: NCAC

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