The artwork was scheduled for display at the Dronkenput museum this autumn in the Belgian coastal town of Middelkerke. But, fearing "that certain population groups would find the work too provocative", mayor Michel Landuyt has banned the work from display, according to Belgian newspaper De Standaard. "You never know what could happen when you display such explosive stuff", Landuyt told newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. It will now be shown at the Museum for Modern Art in the neighboring city of Oostende. According to Willy Van den Bussche, the conservator of the Museum for Modern Art, Cerny created the "Shark" sculpture as a form of "criticism of American foreign policy".