Monday, September 24, 2007

resined trash, painted paneling, purple pagodas, new york city art

C drags me to the Chelsea galleries with some regularity. There, I am subjected to much disgusting stuff sheltered under the tolerant umbrella of Art. I don't mind this experience because I have learned that seeing garbage passed off as art can scratch your mind in a good way and help clear your vision. The object is to learn to be the first to laugh at the emperor who has no clothes. Or, to learn to appreciate a thing just because it is pretty or delicious even when it has no depth. These four clips contain some of both.







6 comments:

Jeff said...

Pentagons, darling. They have 5 sides. Either way, U_G_L_Y. You ain't got no alibi, they ugly!

Stash said...

so what do you think of Miami Basel? I assume you two go from time to time.

farmboyz said...

Yes Jeff, I know my pentas from my hexas, but I just couldn't bear to look that closely.

And Stash, ArtBasel, lot of same: some good, much bad. In this world, it's OK to find only 5% of anything appealing.

Y | O | Y said...

I enjoyed the tour. Your interpretation of #2 was a great observation...yes, like looking through into a wildly colorful garden. #4 The pierced pagodas reminded me of the Ker Plunk game I had as a kid. :)

Cooper said...

I just showed these vids to my 5 year old son. About the third one he had this to say, "That guy sure didn't put all his toys away after he finished playing with them, did he?!"

David said...

Aren't they actually polyhedrons, since they are three dimensional?

I liked them. And the pagodas. At least my mind could wrap around what they were. I liked the illegible signage as well. The trash with resin was just too busy for me.

The room that was the interior of someone's head was just too much to take in.