British artist’s Maldives gallery destroyed after being deemed as ‘offensive to Islam’

A BRITISH artist’s unique gallery in the Maldives was destroyed by police with pickaxes because it was deemed offensive to Islam.

The tidal gallery belonged to artist Jason deCaires Taylor and featured semi-submerged art that appeared and disappeared when the tide went in and out.

But former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen ordered the piece, called Coralarium, to be demolished due to a ban on the depiction of religious idols - despite there being none in the works.

Mr deCaires Taylor said: “I was extremely shocked and heartbroken to learn that my sculptures have been destroyed by the Maldivian...
source: Express

2018-09-25 21:32
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