Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dennis Oppenheim Church removed

Dennis Oppenheim's controversial public art work Device to Root Out Evil will soon be removed from Harbour Green Park in Vancouver. Installed as part of the Vancouver Biennale in 2005 and offered as a long-term donation, the work has received mixed responses from local residents. The concerns include the fact that it blocks the view of the park green, that it take up too much space and, well, that it depicts an inverted church.

New York's Public Art Fund also deemed the work "too controversial" when it was initially proposed for Church street in Manhattan.

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