vrijdag 10 april 2015

Looking up

The name of this artwork is "How to meet an angel". There is a lot of  controversy about this image because it is placed on top of a psychiatric clinic in Amsterdam.

This is the explanation by artists Ilya and Emilia Kabokov. "It represents the gradual healing process that a psychiatric clinic's clients have to contend with on a daily basis, as well as the active attitude that this requires. For the passer-by  it is an invitation to cast one's gaze upwards tot the skies of Amsterdam".
I read on internet that some people don't dare to pass this building anymore.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh I. Don't think that is in good taste.

  2. Great captures!
    Putting this sculpture on top of a psychiatric clinic seems a bit odd, but then, what do I know? ;-)

  3. Good grief! What were they thinking?

  4. It's very easy to understand why there is controversy.

  5. An interesting installation but I don't agree with its positioning.

  6. I can see the controversy. I must agree- it is better placed elsewhere. I do get the idea, but not here.

  7. I too can understand the controversy and do not think that is in good taste.
    Enjoy the weekend

  8. I'm also not sure this is the best place for this.
    When I look up, I'd rather not see a person on the edge of a ladder.

  9. I hope that the patients do meet an angel and get back to normal health.

  10. Dearest Marianne,
    A rather weird idea of art and certainly not for this particular building!
    Sorry, but I cannot appreciate that so-called artist!

  11. What an artwork.
    The name is quite terrible.. :) But the work looks fantastic.