In Sweden, firestorm over cake art installation
In Sweden, firestorm over cake art installationExclusive interview with artist behind controversy that has some calling for Minister of Culture's resignation.
Images above showing Sweden's Minister of Culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, cutting into a cake in the shape of a naked black woman have led to an outcry across the country and online, as The Local first reported.
The art installation marking World Art Day was meant to highlight female genital mutilation, as the Minister can be seen cutting into the reproductive region of the exhibit.
The National Afro-Swedish Association has called for the minister’s resignation, describing the event as a “racist spectacle.”
The Stream spoke with Makode Linde, the artist behind the installation.