Upon an invitation from the National Gallery of Denmark in 2005, Jens Haaning and SUPERFLEX made a proposal for a new work, Iraqi Oil Truck. The idea was to fill up an oil truck with oil in Iraq, drive it to Denmark and park it in front of the National Gallery. Without any warning or even a meeting concerning the idea of the project, Iraqi Oil Truck was censored by museum director Allis Helleland because of “the potential symbolic fire” that the work might create. After this, the museum stopped all further discussion with the artists.
Manipulated photo: Superflex