Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Sculpture Installation
Artist: artist David Cerny (b. 1967), curator William Hollister
Confronting Bodies: Bielsko-Biaa deputy mayor, the city hall
Date of Action: September 2006
Location: Bielsko-Biaa, Poland
Description of Artwork: Shark is a life-size sculpture of Saddam Hussein in his underwear, trussed up in ropes and chains, his arms behind his body, floating face down in a glass tank filled with greenish liquid.
The Incident: The piece was pulled out from the show after a call from the deputy mayor.
Results of Incident: The work was invited to another Polish gallery, in Cieszyn, with the support of that town's mayor.
Source: Hilda Hoy, The Prague Post October 4th 2006