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Polish protest to the gallery removes suggestive banana art



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A suggestive banana art was removed from the National Gallery of Poland and triggered a protest in the social media.

The video "Consumer Art" from 1973 shows a woman who eats the fruits.

It has been on display at the National Museum in Warsaw for several years, but was broken off last week after the museum's new head, Jerzy Miziolek, was summoned to the Ministry of Culture.

The museum director announced on Monday that the video will resume until 5 May when the gallery is to be redesigned.

Works by two other artists have also been removed.

In response to the initial decision to remove the banana from the display, dozens of Poles posted pictures of themselves using bananas on social media using the hashtag #bananaselfie.

On Monday there was also a protest against banana eaters planned in front of the museum.

Last week, Onet.pl, Mr Miziolek, who was appointed last November, said he was "against showing works that might irritate vulnerable young people."

This is the last in a series of disputes over art and culture since the election of the Polish right-wing government last year.

Most Most recently, Minister of Culture Piotr Glinski cut funding for the European Solidarity Center, a popular museum and library among government critics. Mr. Glinski argued that his work went beyond the task of teaching in the history of Polish resistance movements.


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