Monday, April 2, 2012

Dachshund UN Travels to the UK

Australian artist Bennett Miller's Dachshund UN traveling art installation has broken the boundaries of Australia, showing up Saturday as part of the live art Fierce Festival in Birmingham, England.  47 Dachshunds from all over the West Midlands participated in the event.  Excerpt from the Sunday Mercury:

The international body is often accused of having no teeth but there were plenty of gnashers on show in the reproduction assembly.
The mock UN meeting took place outside the Ikon Gallery, in Oozells Square. Exhibition bosses said the scale replica of a former UN office in Geneva was designed to be thought-provoking on the issue of human rights.
An exhibition spokesman said: “Dachshund UN is both a large scale architectural installation and a performance work that examines the role of the United Nations as a risk management organisation.

Related:  More Dachshund UN

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