Even the museum director is not sure what this gigantic inflated pile of feces symbolizes
When a person experiences a work of art, they probably ponder the deep symbolism of the piece. Then there are other times when you see a massive, brown, inflatable piece of fecal art, and wonder whether the artist was joking, the curator was inebriated, or both.
In the West Kowloon cultural district of Hong Kong, the museum wanted to promote what will be the new site of the Hong Kong Museum of Visual Arts, so they decided to put up an exhibition called “Inflation!” A featured piece is American artist Paul McCarthy’s “Complex Pile,” a giant inflatable fecal monstrosity. It has garnered much attention from tourists, yet the museum’s executive director isn’t sure exactly what the artist was trying to achieve with the large sculpture.
Here’s a photo of another featured piece, Hong Kong artist Tam Wai Ping’s “Falling into the Mundane World.”