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Giant sculpture rears its head on Rio beach

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 00:56

Sept. 5 - A giant marble head of woman placed on Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro intrigues residents and tourists. Tara Cleary reports.

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On the beach below Rio de Janeiro's most famous statue, a new sculpture has appeared. It's part of an exhibition called "Other Ideas for Rio" which will feature artworks at some of the city's main landmarks. The aim? To bring art to people who are too busy to get to galleries. SOUNDBITE: Unidentified Rio resident, saying (Portuguese): "The first time I passed it I was on the bus. Now I see it up close and it's very interesting. It makes the neglected beach look different." SOUNDBITE: Unidentified Rio resident, saying (Portuguese): "My interpretation is that it is a cry for help from the Guanabara Bay. It's like someone coming from depths to ask for help. That's my take on it, each person has one." The exhibition features international artists and runs until November 6th.

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Giant sculpture rears its head on Rio beach

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 00:56