Makode Linde, who himself an “Afro-Swede”, is known for his art, which is based on racism, xenophobia and slavery. The cake, which was part of his work, was to make a Western perception of Africa in contrast to the real picture of slavery and oppression. He also stresses that the main purpose of the cake was not to depict mutilation.
A male artist, in the most offensive caricature blackface imaginable, creates an anatomical nude female red velvet cake and invites Sweden’s Minister of Culture to give him/her a symbolic cliteridectomy by cutting the genital slice first. Oh, and Mr. Linde screams and moans. Then he eats the cake.
Needless to say, the National Association of Afro-Swedes, who called the cake “a racist spectacle”, demands that the Culture Minister resign.
Racism? Art? PSA? Or all three?