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Naked Mickey Mouse on a Swastika!!!! WHY?

KRAKOW TOURS – A new Polish art gallery has defended its use of a poster featuring Mickey Mouse’s head grafted on to a naked female body backed by a swastika.

The poster, based on a piece by Italian artist Max Papeschi calledNazisexymous, is being used to promote an exhibition titled ‘Aborman Nudes’ due to open in Poznan in September, PAP reports.

Local councillor Norbert Napieraj said: “For Poles, the swastika symbolises the suffering and death of over six million people. The promotion of the Nazi regime through a public display of swastika in the very city centre is a disgusting and repulsive act.”

Publishers of images ruled to promote fascism in Poland can reportedly face a prison sentence of up to two years.

Mateusz Pakulski from the city’s Prosecutor’s Office said: “We will investigate whether the law has been violated in this case.”

However, gallery manager Maria Czarnecka has denied that the poster promotes Nazism, saying: “Our goal is not just to exhibit, but also to provoke, to show how modern pop culture comments on reality.”

June 25, 2010 Posted by | News | , , , , , | 1 Comment

What’s on in Krakow

KRAKOW TOURS

June 2010

Throughout June & July: The World Cup

If it’s possible that anyone has failed to notice, there is a world cup on. A great venue to view the games in Krakow is The Irish Mbassy.

26th and 27th June 2010: Malopolskie Air Show.

At the Polish Aviation Museum.

26th June 2010: Start of the 20th Jewish Culture Festival.

From its humble beginnings in 1988, the Festival of Jewish Culture has evolved into an epic event that draws performers and revellers from around the globe. Focused on the Kazimierz district, the festival sees film, music, literature and even cookery come together in an exhilerating celebration of all things Jewish. The event wraps up with a street party on Szeroka Street on Saturday July 3rd. Not to be missed.

26th June 2010: Wianki CANCELLED

11th June 2010: Krakow under Nazi occupation museum.

The much awaited and long promised opening of Oskar Schindler’s factory as a museum dedicated to the history of Poland 1939-1945 has now happened.

Open Daily.

Mon: 10.00 – 14.00 (entry is free)

Tues/Sun: 10.00 – 18.00

July 2010

3rd July 2010: Shalom on Szeroka Street

The largest Jewish stage in the world! Seven hours of non-stop Jewish music!

10th July 2010: The Beatles Day.

Competition for the best Beatles cover band.

17th July 2010: Krakow Jazz Night.

A chance to hear some jazz music in different places all over Krakow, free concert on the main square.

June 25, 2010 Posted by | Events, Krakow Travel Advice, Tour Information | , , | Leave a comment

   

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