Hornsleth show angers govt
Publish Date: Nov 15, 2006
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By Steven Candia
THE planned exhibitions in Denmark by Kristian von Hornsleth drew ire of the government State minister for ethics Dr. James Nsaba Buturo, who has hitherto vehemently condemned Hornsleth’s pig-for-name project, yesterday said the exhibitions were unacceptable and aimed at dehumanising Ugandans.

He said diplomatic measures have been initiated to officially launch a protest against the Copenhagen exhibition.

“I am drafting a letter to the foreign affairs minister who has agreed to take appropriate action. We will present our dissatisfaction and protest. This will be done in Copenhagen,” Buturo (right) said.

His reaction followed reports that the Danish artist was planning a series of exhibitions of the Buteyongera village project in Demark and across the globe, starting tomorrow.

Hornsleth claims the event will highlight the plight of poor African countries.
Photographs from the project will be exhibited and will be sold at Krona 5,000 (about sh1.5m) each.

Buturo said it was wrong for Hornsleth to use the Uganda national flag on his invitation cards to the exhibition.

He dismissed Hornsleth as a mentally deranged man who should keep his empathy to himself.

Buturo said the Police were investigating Hornsleth’s project in Mukono district.

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