Boob in a burkha branded “blasphemous”
The London Paper reports that the Union of Muslim Organisations of the UK and Ireland (UMO) has overreacted to another art exhibition. In what is fast becoming a genre in itself (see the Sarah Maple story from October), this latest piece of burkart is from photographer Yeon Lee. It is being exhibited in a the Sesame Gallery in Islington as part of a wider collection called Five Years.
A spokesman for UMO made the usual veiled threats, suggesting it could spark a Motoon-riot type of reaction.
At a time when tensions are already heightened, gallery owners shouldn’t be exhibiting artwork like this – it’s offensive, inflammatory. and degrading to Muslim women.
People will protest. It’s blasphemous – the artist just wants to make some money – and it’s not helpful in this current climate.