Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fake Bomb Expels Student

Art student Thorarinn Ingi Jonsson, of the [Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)], has been given a conditional discharge and placed on probation for planting an object resembling a bomb outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto….Jonsson said he wanted people to think about where art is placed and how that changes their view of it. He described it as a conceptual art piece, using plastic, wood and glass and a video.

Jonsson’s art project “triggered the evacuation of the building and caused the cancellation of a major fundraiser for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research scheduled for that evening.”

More from the CBC.




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