Poland_bannerA swastika art show banner in western Poland is causing controversy. Public display of swastikas is illegal in Poland, punishable by 8 years in prison, but the curators insist on the banner’s allowed artistic context.

Already, vandals tore a gaping hole in the banner and it had to be replaced by the gallery. Because of the context, no legal action will be taken against the gallery.

The original work by Italian digital artist Max Papeschi has a pink background. The art show banner is red, which makes it look more like the original Nazi flags that once hung in occupied Poland. Does that mean that the intentionally shocking body of work wasn’t shocking enough for the curators and they needed some extra PR? Judge for yourself.