Russian Satellite News Agency reported on December 7 that the slogan “Make the North Great Again” invented by an artist in Svalbard, Norway, aroused opposition.
The report said that the shining slogan, which is the work of artist Amun Shali Sven, was completed at the end of November and is expected to remain throughout the polar night until March next year. According to the report, the work is part of the “Northern Taste” project, which was launched by Sven in 2014 to strengthen the cultural influence of the Arctic.
However, the work aroused opposition. On social media, some people say that the slogan is a naked flattery to US President Trump. Someone else left a message: “Look at the light pollution. I thought I was back to the mainland (Norway proper).
Journalist and critic Anki Gaihadson told Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) that Sven’s works make people “double association”. Guy Hudson said: “The reason why the [Northern Taste] project is interesting is that it is vague and demanding. However, there is a sense of totalitarianism behind these advantages.
According to the report, the Sri Text people are not unhappy with the public’s response. He told Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) that much of the discussion of the work touches the core of the “Flavor of the North” project, that is, what defines “North” and what “North” is.
Sven said his work was to emphasize that the North must regain its power from a “paranoid former president (Trump)”. He said that the background of the work was inspired by Trump’s attempt to “buy” Greenland. He said his purpose was to remind people of the fact that the northern regions were readily purchased, conquered and colonized.
“Make the North Great Again” Theme Mask
According to the report, masks with the slogan “Make the North Great Again” have also been launched, and the masks also use the theme color of the Trump campaign: red.
Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic and the northernmost territory of Norway. According to satellite agencies, Svalbard has been part of the Kingdom of Norway since 1925, but it is geographically far from Norway itself. The city of Longyear, where the slogan is located, is the main residential area of Svalbard, with a population of about 2,500.