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Racist art disgraces Czech EU presidency

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Mise, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7827738.stm
    pix: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7827747.stm



    I am outraged [pissed]

    P.S. if anyone has any more pics please post them!
     
  2. Yeekim

    Yeekim Moderator Moderator

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    I read it twice. Which part was racist?:rolleyes:
     
  3. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    All of it :mad:
     
  4. Winner

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    Racist = anything concerning other nations which I don't like. According to this definition, Mise is one of the most racist persons on this forum :lol:
     
  5. Trajan12

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    How is it racist if it exploits national stereotypes?

    Even then I don't think it's really something to get outraged over.
     
  6. Grisu

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    not particularly funny, and probably a huge waste of money and time (I mean the guy's supposed to be an artist, couldn't he do some more creative stereotyping?)..but I can't quite see what's racist about it...

    oh, and why the toilet thingy for bulgaria? I don't get that one :confused:

    btw, what was his contribution about his own country?
     
  7. Mise

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    How is it not racist if it exploits national stereotypes? :mad:
     
  8. RedRalph

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    Sheer idiocy...
     
  9. Mise

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    This is what I don't understand -- how was this not discovered before?? Is there no public oversight of EU projects in Eastern Europe? Why was this guy allowed to waste so much EU money for so long??

    Would be nice to see that. And all the other countries too.
     
  10. Winner

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    People see ghosts everywhere:



    This one supposedly contains a hidden swastika - I honestly didn't think about it before BBC made this accusation.



    Clearly anti-religious! Outrage! :lol:

    But personally, the Netherlands wins:



    :lol:

    UK is missing entirely, so Mise has a right to be outraged :D
     
  11. Brighteye

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    They don't even fit together. He's a useless artist.
     
  12. Volum

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    I tought it was funny. Norway isnt in it right? :mischief:
     
  13. RedRalph

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    whats Ireland? Alcoholic priests raping children I suppose
     
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    This is so awesome. It's great to see a government will to throw PC to the wind for a little fun. Kudos, Czechies.
     
  15. Grisu

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    of course, the real 'scandal', if you want to call it that, being that he lied about who made the installation, inventing 27 artists from member states :shake:
     
  16. Winner

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    So, seriously: you have to understand it in the spirit in whit it was created. Czech humour is very sarcastic, cynical and politically incorrect, but definitely not meant to be slanderous.

    This particular piece should make the people stop for a while and think about the stereotypes which exist about every EU country. I think the guy hit the nail on the head when he said. "But before that we wanted to find out if Europe is able to laugh at itself."

    So, who wants to object to the freedom of artistic expression? :p
     
  17. Ziggy Stardust

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    Loved the Netherlands one.

    Just a little humour for Cripes sake.

    Oh my Gosh! Provocative Art! Now I have seen everything :lol:
     
  18. Mise

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    Further proof that Eastern Europe is a lawless society of vagabonds and miscreants.
     
  19. Grisu

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    btw, the other installations are sketched here (pdf-file about 5M)

    I don't really get the czech installation...

    furthermore, would somebody please tell me what the deal is with bulgaria and toilet? I'm dying of curiosity here ;)
     
  20. RedRalph

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    See thats the funny thing: while Winner has a go at us for supposedly being PC and thinking its OK to poek fun at countries, his blood will boil because you called Czechia Eastern Europe. funny contradiction.
     

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