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Artist's Rape Statue Taken Down..
10-15-2013, 11:13 AM #1
White Ribbon call me
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Quote:Polish town tears down statue marking the rape of millions of German women by Russian soldiers.

A statue that shows a Soviet soldier raping a pregnant woman as he holds a gun to her head has been removed and the artist arrested by authorities in northern Poland.

The statue, entitled Komm Frau (Come Here Woman), appeared on Gdansk's Avenue of Victory on Saturday evening.

Artist Jerzy Szumczyk told Polish Radio he had researched the subject of rape by the
Red Army as it made its way across Eastern Europe between 1944 and 1945 towards Berlin.

İmage
Controversial: The statue of a Soviet soldier raping a pregnant woman was removed in Poland's Gdansk

The fifth-year student at Gdansk's Academy of Fine Arts was so emotionally affected by what he read he felt compelled to express his feelings through art and created the sculpture.
But the Polish artist's attempt to pay tribute to the victims was short lived and the statue was removed this morning.

Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Siewert said: 'The artist was detained and released after questioning.

rest of article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...diers.html
10-15-2013, 01:57 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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damned.gif What the hell...
10-15-2013, 02:09 PM #3
White Ribbon call me
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yeah, its not something you buy your mum for Mother's Day.. 13.gif
10-15-2013, 02:27 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I can see people getting upset over that. It's hardly anything you want to be reminded of every day even though we shouldn't forget all the horrors of war.
10-15-2013, 02:29 PM #5
White Ribbon call me
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who wouldnt be upset by it??? the artist really must be a thick head.. what the ğck was he thinking?? Psycho or what.. i love how they arrested him, not that its really a crime..
10-15-2013, 02:44 PM #6
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Art should never be criminal. I spent a couple hours explaining to my "guidance counselor" in high school how what he was saying about my art said more about him.
I took a barbie doll wrapped it in barb wire and hung it upside down on a cross. Apparently it was offensive to him and he thought I had a major problem.
I explained, art is subjective and if It forced him into having an emotional reaction, then the work was successful because that was exactly what it was designed to do. 15.gif tard.

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10-15-2013, 05:13 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I am of two minds regarding this particular piece. Yes, let's not forget the horrors of war, but to be reminded of the horrors really going to change anything?
10-15-2013, 05:34 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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No I don't think so. I don't mind controversial art, but this piece is a bit much.
10-15-2013, 11:42 PM #9
White Ribbon call me
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(10-15-2013, 05:34 PM)Octo Wrote:  No I don't think so. I don't mind controversial art, but this piece is a bit much.

agree.. i love controversial art..

i wonder how much JRs barbie would get if he put it on Ebay? 13.gif
10-15-2013, 11:52 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh I visited this excellent exhibit in Berlin 1988, it displayed all sorts of things from WWII era. Rolls of fabric with the star of David that they had to cut out themselves, art that was banned and art that was not banned. That was really interesting.
10-16-2013, 12:42 AM #11
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This was the expected result of letting Russia conquer eastern europe. The rape was the least of it. Many of the Russians from rural areas behaved little better than animals. There are numerous accounts of the women being tortured to death in ways too graphic for description in this forum.

The Allies (US and England) let it happen anyway.



Sort of unforgivable and a mark against Roosevelt.
10-16-2013, 12:48 AM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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No this is the reality of conflict. It has nothing to do with Russia specifically except for this statue. There's been plenty of cases where UN "peace keepers" are involved in this sort of crap. Don't make me google it.
10-16-2013, 12:50 AM #13
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(10-15-2013, 11:52 PM)Octo Wrote:  Oh I visited this excellent exhibit in Berlin 1988, it displayed all sorts of things from WWII era. Rolls of fabric with the star of David that they had to cut out themselves, art that was banned and art that was not banned. That was really interesting.

i know two women (best friends of my ex i live with) who are performance artists (one is a painting artist, the other one is a writer) and they did a tour through Europe of cutting themselves so they would bleed and walking towards eachother (dripping in blood) and rubbed it all over eachother.. that is ğkking weird.. lol.. ive seen them do shows where they do massive piercings on people and weave cotton through it all.. AnA did a show where she was up three stories on a ladder in a wedding dress, with a long train that went all the way to the ground almost, and then she must have started pouring red paint down the dress, cause it looked like she had her period and it went all the way down the train.. what else have those bitches done?? the other one did a show recently where she urinated through a a funnel and it would travel all through this clear tubing (that was the show).. she has stood in one space and walked up and down for 24 hours, and that was the art show.. i find them a bit tedious..

true stories..
10-16-2013, 01:00 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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damned.gif
10-16-2013, 01:31 AM #15
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(10-16-2013, 12:48 AM)Octo Wrote:  No this is the reality of conflict. It has nothing to do with Russia specifically except for this statue. There's been plenty of cases where UN "peace keepers" are involved in this sort of crap. Don't make me google it.

The scale of millions of rapes that were condoned by the leadership is what makes this exceptional. Poles, hungrians (all the German allies), Jewish and Russian concentration camp victims, etc. were also on the menu.

Stalin's second in command was a serial rapist who had over a hundred school girls to his credit - this didn't help things.



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