There is no REASONABLE explanation for this!
According to the Modern Museum, the intention behind the “cake” was to problematize female circumcision.
But at whose expense I ask? Who really benefits from this very public display of African womanhood?
So here is the artist behind the very disturbing and highly offensive cake, Makonde Linde, who is an “Afro-Swede”.
Apparently, Makonde is somewhat of a specialist in art that incorporates old-school caricatures of African people.
Makode Linde is known for in his art, which is based on racism, xenophobia and slavery. The cake, which was part of his work, was to make a Western perception of Africa in contrast to the real picture of slavery and oppression. He also stresses that the main purpose of the cake was not to depict mutilation.
AlJazeera’s The Stream spoke with Makode Linde, the artist about his provocative art.
How did this idea come about as an art installation?:
Was the Minister of Culture aware of your art installation or was it a surprise?:
How have people responded to you and the art installation?:
Why did you choose female circumcision as the subject?:
Do you expect to do something like this in the future, after the reactions?:
How did social media impact the way the art installation was perceived?:
Personally, I hold Black men to the highest standard when it comes to the protection of Black women. If our Black men do not protect us, then who will?
Makonde shame on you.
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