Statues of Mary, Mother of Jesus, Covered in Condoms in Art Exhibit

Country: Austria

Date of incident: November 10, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Arts / Political



The lower Austrian main building of government (NÖ-Landhaus) hosts an exhibition which displays Mary, the mother of Jesus, covered in a condom and sperma. This exhibition is funded by public money and approved by governor Erwin Pröll.

The Australian artist is called Mark Rossell. Please view his website here: http://www.amrossell.com/homepage/works/sculptures/new.php?location=Madonna&imgid=1