The Gao Brothers: Taking Richmond by Storm: Vancouver Biennale

Tuesday January 5th, 2010

Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head. Photo by Clayton Perry_01

Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head. Photo by Clayton Perry

The City of Richmond is abuzz with talk about a recent Vancouver Biennale sculpture installation by China’s amazing Gao Brothers.

It’s called Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head and if you’re thinking that maybe it’s just a little controversial, you’re right!

Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head. Photo by Clayton Perry_02

Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head. Photo by Clayton Perry

As Randy Shore of the Vancouver Sun notes that this¬†installation, “A public art installation depicting Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin and a feminized Chairman Mao Zedong in the heart of Richmond’s business district has the whole town talking.”

Feminized Chairman Mao Zedong!?  In the heart of Richmond, BC?!

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