Sunday, June 14, 2009


In our home city of Örebro, we have this thing called open art. It is an event where artists may place their work around the centre of the city. The police have, however, removed the art-work of artist Conny Blom. He had made mock bombs out of carrots, taped together with alarm clocks and coloured wires. People were scared, mistaking the carrots for dynamite, thus the police removed all of the carrot bombs. Mr Blom may face criminal charges for his stunt, but he says he only made caricatures of bombs. Well, ridiculous as I think this excuse for art is, it did put Örebro in the focus of international mass media. This is worth something.

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