Skip to main content
Advertising

Picture This

Seattle Times photographers offer a glimpse into what inspires their best visual reporting.

October 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

A laughing statement in Vancouver, B.C.


ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

In this case, art is a laughing matter as a visitor to this installation by Yue Minjun checks out the figures in Vancouver, B.C., next to Stanley Park at English Bay. Titled "A-Maze-Ing Laughter," it was donated to the city by the Wilson family and placed here in 2009, part of the Vancouver biennale open air museum. This small park called the Morton Triangle is at the corner of Davie and Denman. Yue Minjun is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary artists in China and represents the new wave of Chinese artistic freedom. The bronze piece is open to interpretation. Some feel it's a comment on artistic suppression in China up to Tiananmen Square. The faces are supposed to be of the artist.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A clenched fist on one figure is open to interpretation. Some feel it's about artistic suppression in China up to Tiananmen Square. The faces are supposed to be of the artist.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Visitors check out this installation by Yue Minjun in Vancouver, B.C., next to Stanley Park at English Bay. It is titled "A-Maze-Ing Laughter." It was donated to the city by the Wilson family and placed here in 2009.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A clenched fist on one figure is open to interpretation. Some feel it's about artistic suppression in China up to Tiananmen Square.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Yue Minjun is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary artists in China and represents the new wave of Chinese artistic freedom. The bronze piece is open to interpretation.

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►