Device to Root Out Evil - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: wildwoodke
N 51° 01.928 W 114° 02.695
11U E 707194 N 5657554
Quick Description: Created by Dennis Oppenheim, the "Device To Root Out Evil" has been brought by the Glenbow Museum and the Torode Group of Companies to Calgary, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 10/20/2008 12:14:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM503F
"Made of steel, aluminum and red Venetian glass, Device to Root out Evil represents a country church that appears to have been lifted up and thrust downward with such force that its steeple sticks in the ground and holds the rest of the building aloft.
The inverse position of the church has been interpreted as blasphemous by some viewers and this has given the work a reputation for being provocative. The artist has said he did not have this intention in mind when he made the work."
From the Calgary Herald Website: (visit link