If his work can’t be protected under free speech laws, then no one’s work can be.
‘Racist’ Swedish art opens to protests in CPH
Published: 28 Oct 2014 10:02 GMT+01:00
A group of activists claimed credit for an alternative exhibition of Park’s work in Copenhagen. Photo: Submitted
Park’s artwork was also given a more upscale reception on Thursday with a showing at Denmark’s parliament building, Christiansborg. Park himself also attended that event but was not at the Monday opening in Østerbro.
Park was convicted by a Malmö court in August on charges of inciting racial agitation and defamation and was sentenced to six months in jail. However, he was recently released from jail on appeal.
Park’s works include an image that depicts three Swedish residents with African backgrounds portrayed with nooses around their necks, a Catholic bishop receiving fellatio from a young boy and Jesus having sex with Muhammad.