Friday, September 18, 2015

ArtPrize rejects sculpture with burned Bible,Torah, and Quran

By Kaitlyn S Ross and Julie Wolfe, WXIA
Atlanta artist Nabil Mousa said he created "Paradise Built on the Bones of the Slaughtered" so people would question what people do in the name of religion.
GEORGIA---An Atlanta artist is frustrated after his sculpture about 9/11 was turned down from a national competition for being too controversial. It was a miscommunication between the city where the competition is held, and the curators who judge the competition. The piece was approved by the curators to be displayed at City Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan for ArtPrize, an annual competition. But when the city saw it, they thought it was far too controversial to be in city hall. It is a provocative piece called "Paradise Built on the Bones of the Slaughtered." [link]
This is the scultpture of burned bibles, Torahs, and Qurans banned from Michigan's ArtPrize