Upside-down Church Causes Stir

A sculpture by American artist Dennis Oppenheim titled Device to Root Out Evil has been causing a bit of a stir in its current home in the Harbour Green Park on Cordova Street, Vancouver. It was placed there as part of the 2005 Vancouver Biennale sculpture festival.

… residents said it simply offended their Christian beliefs to see a church turned upside-down.

I’ll say it again. If you’re offended, look away. Leave it for others who have the intellect to look it over and respect the art for what it is. Personally, I think it’s a pretty neat sculpture and I wouldn’t mind having a miniature version in my yard. I wonder how it’s mounted.

Via: The Province

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