Thursday, January 15, 2009

Art imitates Europe, and its not very pretty in Brussels

Bulgaria as a toilet? Romania as a Dracula-themed amusement park? Europeans are finding little amusement in an art installation intended to celebrate a unified Europe.
Why didn’t anyone realize right away that there was something seriously weird about the new piece of art in Brussels?

An art installation by David Cerny, commissioned by the Czech Republic to mark the start of its six-month presidency of the European Union, has angered some by depicting stereotypes of the member countries. The 172-square-foot, eight-ton installation, titled "Entropa," is located in Brussels at the European Council. France was shown with a banner emblazoned with the word "strike" draped across it.....sorry but i don't call that a stereotype, it's more like reality.

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