Giant Poo Sculptures Are All The Rage. Here’s Where You Can ‘Admire’ Them
Giant poo sculptures are all the rage right now at Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, in The Netherlands. These giant imposing turd sculptures will make you look at art in a totally different way and through a whole new perspective.
Four sculptures create the ‘Vorm – Fellows – Attitude’ exhibition which is open to the public until August 12, in Rotterdam. The giant poo sculptures were made by Vienna-based art group called Gelatin and it took the artists over half of year to complete their commissioned work for the museum.
‘It’s not a joke’ “The shit as we present it is a sculptural subject, it’s not a joke,” Wolfgang Gantner, one of the four artists (Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither and Tobias Urban) from Gelatin, explained to Euronews. “It’s such a limiting idea of sculpture because everybody knows what it is and what it looks like so it was very interesting for us to think of it as a sculptural form,” Gantner added.
“When we saw this gallery space the first time, we fell in love with this space. It’s a very big open gallery and we’d been longing to show something big,” Gantner explained. “Basically the only thing we all agreed on as a big sculpture was shit.”
“You step into the costume and you immediately transform into another being. People don’t know anymore what your job is, if you’re rich, poor, male or female, so you forget a little bit about all these rules.”
“This exhibition has a big chance of being seen and people wake up the next morning thinking ‘Oh My God, this show was so great, I really want to see that shit again.’ Or maybe even the next time you’re in the toilet, you’ll think about the exhibition, I mean how great is that?”
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“Gelatin demand free thinking. They are exciting, deeply challenging and always make us feel uncomfortable. And yet their work — the emotion from their work — this remains with you far beyond its physical existence,” Sjarel Ex, director of the museum explains on the exhibition’s website.