US News: In London, students from the Imperial College protest against the installation of a statue deemed "phallic"

The Emperor Emeritus of Japan treated for heart failure

 The Emperor Emeritus of Japan treated for heart failure © Kazuhiro Nogi The Emperor Emeritus of Japan Akihito on January 2, 2020 at a New Year ceremony at the Imperial Palace of Tokyo Akihito, the Emperor Emeritus of Japan 88 years old, suffers from heart failure but his state of health is stable and he is now treated for this pathology, the imperial house agency announced on Tuesday.

The students of the prestigious University of London protested on the erection of a sculpture on their campus on Wednesday. They criticize the work of Antony Gromley at the work of its phallic character.

  À Londres, des étudiants de l'Imperial College protestent contre l'installation d'une statue jugée © supplied by Franceinfo

Nothing is going to the Imperial College in London. The students protested on Wednesday against the installation of the statue of sculptor Antony Gromley on their campus, because of its phallic character. The massive work of six meters high entitled alert aims to represent a human form squatting, in homage to the scientific community. It should be installed this summer.

But “many are those” who believe that The legs folded in the monument evoke an “phallus” and that its alert name can make one think of an erection, deplores one of the student unions in a motion. By adding to regret that the students were not consulted upstream. "There is nothing wrong with phallic imaging in art", but the work could be "inappropriate for an exhibition to the general public", specifies the text.

Fine penalty for Marina Owsjannikowa because of anti-war protest

 Fine penalty for Marina Owsjannikowa because of anti-war protest The journalist Marina Owsjannikowa achieved international attention with an unusual appearance on state television. A Moscow court now saw another "discrediting" of the Russian army.

look at this 'massive' statue imperial College is planning on erecting in the central square!? pic.twitter.com/y5gflcwzif

- Professor of cheese (@prof_cheeseman) November 25, 2021

gift from an old student

while only 41.8 % of students Full-time in the establishment were women during the 2020-2021 school year, the text adds that this sculpture may cause a feeling of exclusion from the latter.

the spokesperson for the I MPERIAL College defends itself by stressing that "Antony Gromley is one of the greatest artists in life in the world and we are grateful to see ourselves offer one of his emblematic sculptures", according to The Guardian. A former student of the ' establishment had given the massive steel sculpture at the London school.

War in Ukraine. Ukrainian strikes, calls for demilitarization… The point on the night .
© Alexander Ermoshenko / Reuters The site of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant is still threatened by the bombings. While the situation remains worrying on the site of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant, still targeted by bombing, the calls for demilitarization of the area continue. Back on the events that marked the night from Friday August 12 to Saturday August 13, 2022.

See also