The Olympic art competitions were replaced in Helsinki 1952 by an art exhibition. On display were 181 works of art from 23 different countries. The categories were architecture, painting and graphic arts, sculpture, literature and music.
The artworks were returned to their owners after the exhibition. This wooden statuette by Balinese sculptor Idegede Petut Gede, titled Sword Dance, was a gift from the Indonesian team to Erik von Frenckell, President of the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.