Region: Asia, Europe
Artist: Danny Yung
Confronting Bodies: German and Chinese officials
Dates of Action: August, 2000
Description of Artwork: Two-thousand large swastikas intended for an exhibition in Germany.
The Incident: German officials refused the swastikas entry into Germany. Yung intended to use them in an exhbit at the Hong Kong-Berlin Arts Festival. Swastikas are illegal in Germany and viewed with suspicion in China; their representation of Buddha's heart is used by the outlawed, Chinese Buddhist group, Falun Gong.
Results of Incident: German officials ordered Yung to burn the swastikas or return them to Hong Kong.
Source: Index on Censorship, 6/2000