Polish Jews do not understand modern art

Statue of praying on her knees Adolf Hitler, set in a Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, outraged Jewish organizations. It is reported by the British newspaper The Guardian.

Sculpture made by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has been placed in the exhibition «AMEN» at the end of November in the arch of an old abandoned five-story building, located on the street Prona, 14. This building is part of a memorial to the Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War. Every day hundreds of tourists come here from all over the world, mostly from Israel and the United States. A statue of Hitler, which is simply called — "He" can be contemplated only from the back through a specially carved window at the gates that close the arch.

The head of the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej), who oversaw the installation of sculptures, said that it was not intended to insult the memory of the dead Jews. "This is a work of art that tries to say that everywhere there is a hidden evil" — said Fabio Kavalluchchi.

However, speaking in defense of the interests of the Jewish Simon Wiesenthal Center called the statue "senseless provocation, which insults the memory of those killed by the Nazis, the Jews." "As for the Jews, Hitler prayed only that they were to be erased from the face of the earth," — said the head of the organization Efraim Zuroff.

Add that Hitler statue will be on display in Warsaw until 24 February 2013. Maurizio Cattelan — self-taught artist, at various times worked as a security guard, a cook, a gardener, was engaged in the manufacture of furniture. Sculpture "He" is not the first work of Cattelan, shocked the public. One of his most famous installations, "the ninth hour" (sculpture depicts the pope, defeated meteorite) was sold at Christie's auction for 800,000 dollars.


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