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Art and Government

Gussying up Parliament buildings in weird ways seems to be a uniquely European pastime, (though I'd love to know if I'm wrong about that). The most recent seat of power to get a funky art treatment is the Flemish Parliament building in Brussels. Artist Arne Quinze has created The Sequence a 80 meter long and 15 meter high sculpture, in Brussels.

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The blurb about it says "The symbolic and physical connection between the neighbors, the Flemish Parliament and the House of Flemish Representatives, reflects a possible connection between all people in Brussels. Cross-culture connections, a connection with Europe, its diversity and entity." Which is nice and all, but mostly I was thinking OOOOOOh, pretty red trees.

The German Parliament has also had an art treatment, Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped the Reichstag in fabric for two weeks back in 1995.

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And the British Houses of Parliament seem to be constantly used as a screen for projecting things onto, from bare bottoms

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to the thunderscats logo

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