"A-Maze-ing Laughter" (2009) by artist Yue Minjun has been nominated to win designation as a "Great Place in Canada." The annual competition, hosted by the Canadian Institute of Planners, seeks to profile beloved public spaces in the country.
The series of laughing bronze sculptures assembled in a circle at Morton Park in English Bay is part of the Vancouver Biennale and is the only piece of public art considered in the contest. "A-Maze-ing Laughter" was initially a temporary installation at the site, and was purchased by Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and donated to the City of Vancouver in 2012.
Paul Sontz, Cultural Manager of Tourism Vancouver, comments:
“The city is already known for its stunning scenery, but inventive art pieces like “A-maze-ing Laughter” showcase our rich arts and culture offerings. We encourage locals and visitors alike to vote for “A-maze-ing Laughter” to share this amazing piece with the rest of the world."
To vote in the Great Places in Canada competition, click here. This nation-wide contest ends September 23 - cast your vote today!