A museum in downtown Taipei has been filled with torn love letters, discarded teddy bears, and scorned condoms as part of an exhibit titled ‘Museum of Broken Relationships.’ Depressed museum-goers are encouraged to navigate nearly 100 donated pieces of relationship flotsam and then hug it out, potentially with an elephant.
According to WantChinaTimes:
The visitors, mostly young girls, held cards reading “Can I hug you?” or “Can you hug me?” during the event, in which strangers are expected to share stories about their previous relationships.
Organizers of the exhibition, titled Museum of Broken Relationships, also had an elephant mascot on standby for those who were too shy to ask for hugs from humans.
“It was a wonderful experience,” said 25-year-old Julia Chen, who asked the elephant for a hug. “The elephant is reliable, unlike men.”
The exhibit is hosted at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, and is curated by Drazen Grubisic. Lonely Shanghaiist readers should be reminded not to discard old letters and mementos, as they could always be donated to an art show. Maybe even with an elephant.
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