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‘Anything to Say?’ a Bronze Sculpture of Whistleblowers

The life-size bronze sculpture ‘Anything to Say?’ features whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning. The three are posed standing on chairs — and the sculpture includes an empty forth chair.

A Place for Free Speech

The public is encouraged to stand on the forth chair to speak out their own messages. ‘This is a place for free speech,’ Italian sculptor Davide Dormino told the media.

A World Exhibition Tour

The German Green Party unveiled the sculpture in Berlin on Friday, May 1, 2015 during national May Day celebrations. ‘Anything to Say’ will soon embark on an exhibition tour of major cities around the world.

Perhaps you have a chance to stand on the empty chair. What would you speak out?


About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Jerry "Peacemaker"

    Great example of art’s true power of suggestion.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I know, right away you start imagining what you’d say from that chair.

  2. swo8

    Coming from the heart. I too, would stand on one of those chairs.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I know you would. I know you will. (Take your flute!)

      • swo8

        I have it in hand!

  3. dray0308

    I am not a “fan” of statues, meaning I know nothing about that type of art. With that said, this is my new favorite statue art. An empty 4th chair is absolutely brilliant!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I read that the sculptor says it is the centerpiece of the artwork.

      Thanks for visiting, and for your delightful comment. Peace!

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