A-maze-ing Laughter Sculpture - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
360 panorama taken among the A-maze-ing Laughter sculpture created by Yue Minjun. Virtual tour taken in June 2012.
A-maze-ing Laughter Sculpture - FURTHER INFORMATION
A-maze-ing Laughter Sculpture - Vancouver visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'A-maze-ing Laughter Sculpture' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from British Columbia.
The A-maze-ing Laughter (SHI XIANG SHENG) is a recent addition to Vancouver. Found on Morton Park (Triangle) at the corner of Davie Street and Denman Street, close to English Bay Beach and Stanley Park, the sculpture has become a popular tourist attraction with many people stopping to pose with the statues for pictures.
The sculptures were created out of patinated bronze by Yue Minjun of China as part of the Vancouver Biennale exhibition. A plaque beside the installation reads:
Yue Minjun uses his own iconic face in a state of hysterical laughter as a signature trademark. Recognized universally as a sign of happiness, the smile raises questions of intent and interpretation. One of the most influential contemporary artists in China, Yue Minjun represents the new wave of Chinese artistic freedom. 'SHI XIANG SHENG' marks Yue Minjun's Canadian debut.
Corner of Davie St and Denman St
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Denman St / Pendrell St (005, N6), Davie St / Denman St (005, 006, N6)