Controversial ArtPrize Sculpture Seeks New Home After City Refuses It


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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A controversial ArtPrize2015 entry created using the burned remains of three holy texts may be out of the seventh annual event.

But artist Nabil Mousa has a lifeline if he can find another venue willing to take his sculpture titled “Paradise Built on the Bones of the Slaughtered,” a set of three welded towers displaying ashes of the Bible, the Koran and the Torah.

Its intended venue was Grand Rapids City Hall. But the city has since decided against accepting it.

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