UN Censors Gun Sculpture After Pressure From The Chinese

Edmonton, Alberta – Two Edmonton artists are shocked that part of their internationally renowned work, The Gun Sculpture, was subject to censorship at a United Nations exhibition in Vienna this summer after pressure from the Chinese delegation.

The 4.5-tonne sculpture, welded together from deactivated guns, landmines and ammunition, has been shown in many countries, including at UN headquarters in New York in 2001, and has never run into problems, said artist Sandra Bromley, who built the sculpture with Wallis Kendal.

And cue the deep “purpose” statement…. now:

The sculpture — which includes 7,000 small arms, all of which were used in conflicts around the world — is a statement about the history of guns. The victims’ photos are designed to “reflect the impact of guns, the human loss,” she said.

Actually the meaning of this does make a lot more sense than lots of the meanings that artists normally have.

Full Story – HERE

Looks like the Borg cube, but with guns! I need to get some large scale gun art such as that for decoration.

Lots more pictures and info at GunSculpture.com

Sandra Bromley (the artist) website – HERE

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Mount July 23, 2010 at 03:33 am

“Borg weapons technology skyrocketed after the collective assimilated South Africa.”

…Man I would love to see this in person!

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Admin (Mike) August 3, 2010 at 10:18 am

I bet it even smells good! haha

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