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The bizarre phallic sculpture first appeared in the typically jam-packed city centre on Monday, May 18, just in front of the Palazzo Ducale in St Mark’s Square.
At this stage it’s still unidentified when normal life will certainly be able to return to in Venice as well as the remainder of Italy, but probably the musician is right, and we’ll all have a completely different expectation on the places we are fortunate adequate to check out.
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The bizarre phallic sculpture initially appeared in the generally packed city centre on Monday, May 18, simply in front of the Palazzo Ducale in St Mark’s Square.
At this phase it’s still unknown when regular life will certainly be able to return to in Venice as well as the remainder of Italy, but maybe the musician is right, as well as we’ll all have a totally different outlook on the locations we are lucky enough to visit.
If you look closely, you can see the willy is seen wearing a ‘face mask’ tied on by iron wires representing the elastic straps on the mask.
According to the artist, ‘it represents the coronavirus restrictions, the distance between people, the fear of others, which is also the fear to live’.
On the statue are written several messages, reading words such as ‘phase 3,’ ‘COVID-19’ and ‘prostitution’.
The messages are allegedly in place to get people thinking about how Venice has been commercialised for tourists, who, of course, have been unable to visit since the health crisis began.
The anonymous artist said they hoped that once the crisis is over, people will have had time to reflect and tourist activity in the city will be different.
The installation is called ‘ciapaipaebai’, which in Venetian means ‘had by the balls’; a reference to both the coronavirus and tourism in Venice.
At this stage it’s still unknown when normal life will be able to resume in Venice and the rest of Italy, but perhaps the artist is right, and we’ll all have an entirely different outlook on the places we are fortunate enough to visit.