Michelangelo’s David not censored at Expo, officials say

Michelangelo’s David not censored at Expo, officials say

Standing tall in Italy’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is an exact replica of Michelangelo’s statue of David, but most visitors will see just the head. For the rest of the naked body, they’ll have to lean in and peek. The 5.2-metre (5.5 yard) statue, created using 3D printers, is partially visible from two floors in the pavilion, with the head and torso appearing on the top level and the genitalia, buttocks and legs on the bottom. The public are welcome to visit the upper level, where they can clearly see the head and shoulders, while the lower level is reserved for VIPs, dignitaries and institutional visitors who can view David’s lower portions. The way the statue has been displayed has been criticised by some Italian media, who said it was a form of censorship in the Muslim United Arab Emirates
Standing tall in Italy’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is an exact replica of Michelangelo’s statue of David, but most visitors will see just the head. For the rest of the naked body, they’ll have to lean in and peek. The 5.2-metre (5.5 yard) statue, created using 3D printers, is partially visible from two floors in the pavilion, with the head and torso appearing on the top level and the genitalia, buttocks and legs on the bottom. The public are welcome to visit the upper level, where they can clearly see the head and shoulders, while the lower level is reserved for VIPs, dignitaries and institutional visitors who can view David’s lower portions. The way the statue has been displayed has been criticised by some Italian media, who said it was a form of censorship in the Muslim United Arab Emirates