Arts council norway changes its mind about miss landmine

After massive media debate, the Council overturns its own strongly contested decision from December-08 and decides to support the final stages of Miss Landmine Cambodia and Pimp My Aid Worker after all.

Some samples from the debate:

– The Arts Council is outdated
Klassekampen daily, Norway 08.12.2008

Political art denied funding
Aftenposten daily, Norway 09.12.2008 

Miss Discomfort
Dagbladet daily, Norway 09.12.2008

BALLOONS FOR BURMA!

Morten Traavik writes on the state of political art
-in Norwegian Shakespeare and Theatre Quarterly (pdf 1)
– in Morgenbladet weekly (full article) (pdf 2) (pdf 3) 23.03.2009