Our own national art gallery seems so tame when compared to Switzerland. When can Canberrans expect to see giant turds on the south side of the lake? http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/12/2332079.htm
- A giant inflatable dog poo by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday.
The art work, titled Complex Sh*t, is the size of a house.
The wind carried it 200 metres from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children’s home, museum director Juri Steiner said.
[ED – so I think the question is do we want more confronting public art and are we willing to pay for it?]