Maps, Art, Stereotypes and Controversies

BELGIUM-EU-CZECH-EXHIBITION Here is an interesting example of how the interaction between art and cartography can become quite controversial. The sculpture of Czech artist David Cerny maps out the major stereotype associated to each European country. Looking at this succession of maps of clichés, the question remains: is it a subtle way of conveying multiple meanings in what may seem at first a bunch of very simplistic cliché maps? Or is it just a bunch of very simplistic cliché maps?
Thanks to Tracey Lauriault for pointing out this controversy.

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