A fountain adorned with more than 220 wooden penises

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A fountain adorned with more than 220 wooden penises

The Dutch city of Leeuwarden, which was made European capital of culture 2018, commissioned 11 fountains by international artists to adorn several cities in the province of...

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A fountain adorned with more than 220 wooden penises

The Dutch city of Leeuwarden, which was made European capital of culture 2018, commissioned 11 fountains by international artists to adorn several cities in the province of Friesland. However, a group of local artists from the city of Workum were not happy with the lion fountain that British artist Cornelia Parker designed for their city, stating: “[...] it’s ironic that the Frisian population was not involved in the decision-making and that no Frisian artist has been asked to design a fountain.” To protest this “elitist” art project, artist Henk de Boer created a fountain adorned with more than 220 wooden penises, which has a public toilet inside. He drew his inspiration from the Dutch expression “Jan Lul”, used to describe someone who is excluded. The crowdfunded fountain is portable and will tour several other Frisian cities in the forthcoming months...

Dutch/néerlandais - to commission/commander - to adorn/orner, décorer - several/plusieurs - however/cependant - to design/concevoir - to state/déclarer - to involve/impliquer - decision-making/prise de décision - to draw, drew, drawn inspiration from/s’inspirer de - willy (fam.)/zizi (fam.) - to crowdfund/produire (qqch) grâce au financement participatif - to tour/ici, faire le tour - forthcoming/à venir

Publié le 7/06/2018

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