Sunday, April 6, 2008

Czech political statement

YoYo once again.

We ran across this public artwork outside the Franz Kafka museum.

The pool the figures are taking a leak in is in the shape of the Czech Republic. The artists felt that it was a bad idea for their country to join the EU. The two figures represent the heads of the European Union (in Brussels). You can figure out the rest.

I stayed a while to watch the reactions of the folks seeing the fountain for the first time. The really fascinating thing is that most, if not all, of the men felt some need to either touch the art or the stream. The women, like Hoops and myself, mostly just posed next to the figures and made faces.

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