Defaming Art Funded by and Displayed in Madrid

Country: Spain

Date of incident: September 26, 2007

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Arts / Governmental



Madrid City Hall and Madrid Community co-sponsored a comic exhibition which shows the Pope consuming pornography, having sex with nuns, and sheep, produced by Italian artist Federico Solmi. Madrid’s mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón is the chairman of the exhibition. The general coordinator, Armando Unsaín, said that "it might be possible that the content of the exhibition offended a minority, but no further consideration should be given to the complaints. We live in a democratic society, and the Church has not been unpolluted to deserve no criticisms."

Sources:
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2007/10/22/madrid/1193063240.html
http://www.hazteoir.org/node/5751
http://www.publico.es/espana/9126/el-papa-sodomita-de-aguirre-y-gallardon
http://gallardonno.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/gallardon-presidente-de-honor-de-la-entidad-que-patrocino-en-madrid-la-exposicion-porno-de-agravio-al-papa/