Dror Feiler “Snow White and the Madness of Truth” / electricity
(In 2004, the Israeli ambassador to Sweden, Zvi Mazel, tried to destroy the artwork by unplugging lights and throwing one of them into a pool causing a short circuit.
Mazel claimed the work - a long pool of dyed water, upon which floated a small white boat carrying a portrait of a female Palestinian suicide bomber - was antisemitic. Upon entering the gallery space of Stockholm’s Museum of National Antiquities, he disconnected the electricity powering the installation and tipped one of its lights into the water. Mazel had to be escorted out by museum security; the work was able to be restored.
A week later, Thomas Nordanstad, who curated the exhibition in which this work was shown, was attacked by an unidentified man who pushed him down a staircase. It was later revealed that Nordanstad had also received over 400 e-mails containing various threats. The attacker was not found.)