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Serbia: Painting exhibition cancelled over indecency

20 December 2017
National Theatre Club management in Belgrade cancelled Tijana Grujić’s exhibition over explicit erotic content.
Photo: Original exhibition event picture/Facebook

 

National Theatre Club management in Belgrade cancelled Tijana Grujić’s exhibition “Autoportretisanje – Maske su pale” (Selfportraiting: The Masks Have Fallen) over explicit erotic content, reported Serbian art and culture news site Noizz.

The venue’s management explained that guests, who were able to see the paintings a day before the ceremonial opening on 26 November 2017, found the works to be indecent, adding that the nudity and erotic scenes could influence children.

“Families with children visit this place during the day and since this exhibition is not for minors we had to cancel it,” organisers told Serbian news source Blic.

The painter claimed that management was familiar with her work as she had exhibited her work at the venue previously and that the details for the recent exhibition were shared a month in advance.

The exhibiton, which travelled to New York, Paris and Cannes this year, was eventually moved to an alternative café-gallery in Belgrade.

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