Nov 05, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Broken Chair

Geneva, Switzerland, taken on March 24, 2013

The “Broken Chair” is a sculpture installed in front of the United Nations headquarter in Geneva with the following description attached: “Sculpture commissioned by Handicap International and installed on 18 August 1997 to urge all countries to sign the Mine Ban Treaty and to honour their commitments to help mine victims and to clear mined areas.”

Oct 29, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Alighting

Guangzhou, China, taken on April 10, 2015

Guangzhou, my hometown, is a city full of rich histories and hidden secrets. The busy commercialized area of the Shangxiajiu pedestrian street, while attracting shoppers and tourists, also hides many a sculptures depicting life in old Guangzhou city, known as “Xiguan”. This particular one of a seemingly rich and elegant lady alighting from a poor man’s rickshaw drew my attention and makes me wonder what a typical day was like back in the days in my hometown. Time to ask my dad for story time…

Oct 22, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Pregnant lady

Prague, Czech Republic, taken on July 9, 2016

Prague has a lot of strange and interesting sculptures, and one of them is called “In Utero” by David Černý. According to my Czech tour guide, the idea of this big statue was so that visitors could re-experience their birth (or experience a rebirth, whichever way you want to look at it) by crawling under the woman, signifying you exiting the uterus. Several people actually did just that – I guess that did make some good photos 😛