Can the NGA beat this?

rosebud 12 August 2008 24

Our own national art gallery seems so tame when compared to Switzerland. When can Canberrans expect to see giant turds on the south side of the lake? http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/12/2332079.htm

    A giant inflatable dog poo by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday.

    The art work, titled Complex Sh*t, is the size of a house.

    The wind carried it 200 metres from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children’s home, museum director Juri Steiner said.

[ED – so I think the question is do we want more confronting public art and are we willing to pay for it?]


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rosebud rosebud 2:21 pm 13 Aug 08
peterh peterh 2:14 pm 13 Aug 08

rosebud said :

Snahons_scv6_berlina said :

tickboom

I’ll sell you a real life dog turd for $5000. It will be an original and you can keep it for your private collection. For good measure I’ll suggest the complexity in it is identifying the breed of dog from which it came.

All old hat! Manzoni was bottling his own crap more than 40 years ago already! Google Merda d’artiste and you should easily find an image – if you are so inclined.

shouldn’t that post be in the dam thread?

under “water purification”??

bottled, even.

rosebud rosebud 1:34 pm 13 Aug 08

Snahons_scv6_berlina said :

tickboom

I’ll sell you a real life dog turd for $5000. It will be an original and you can keep it for your private collection. For good measure I’ll suggest the complexity in it is identifying the breed of dog from which it came.

All old hat! Manzoni was bottling his own crap more than 40 years ago already! Google Merda d’artiste and you should easily find an image – if you are so inclined.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 1:23 pm 13 Aug 08

And what the dog ate…

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 12:47 pm 13 Aug 08

tickboom

I’ll sell you a real life dog turd for $5000. It will be an original and you can keep it for your private collection. For good measure I’ll suggest the complexity in it is identifying the breed of dog from which it came.

peterh peterh 8:48 am 13 Aug 08

Sammy said :

See the thing at the top right of your screen? Looks like an X

Nope, aint got one of those.

ok, the little red circle, perhaps? click on it…

johnboy johnboy 9:01 pm 12 Aug 08

They call it a potato.

But it looks like a poo

Sammy Sammy 8:42 pm 12 Aug 08

Linky to the giant pieces of cake.

He was once my lecturer.

Sammy Sammy 8:40 pm 12 Aug 08

I’ve seen giant pieces of cake around the place in Canberra.

Sammy Sammy 8:40 pm 12 Aug 08

See the thing at the top right of your screen? Looks like an X

Nope, aint got one of those.

sepi sepi 8:23 pm 12 Aug 08

I like public art.

I wouldn’t even mind a giant dog poo by the lake.
Art doesn’t have to be beautiful to be good art.

But poo art is already out there – Robertson has a permanent giant poo don’t they?

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 7:15 pm 12 Aug 08

tickboom said :

Oh joy. Another “public art sucks” thread! And with such a tangential connection to Canberra – in fact, let’s face it, with absolutely no connection.

Just another chance for the public art-hating readers of the Riot Act to spout the same drivel.

I can’t wait for the next “Recumbent bicycles are gay” thread. Or perhaps for another “Bicycle lanes on roads / bike owners should pay rego” thread.

Good old Riot Act. Nothing if not predictable.

See the thing at the top right of your screen? Looks like an X……

I-filed I-filed 6:19 pm 12 Aug 08

You can see one of the shit series here:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1068/527706818_9ad9b22ec5.jpg

johnboy johnboy 5:28 pm 12 Aug 08

tickboom said :

Oh joy. Another “public art sucks” thread! And with such a tangential connection to Canberra – in fact, let’s face it, with absolutely no connection.

Just another chance for the public art-hating readers of the Riot Act to spout the same drivel.

I can’t wait for the next “Recumbent bicycles are gay” thread. Or perhaps for another “Bicycle lanes on roads / bike owners should pay rego” thread.

Good old Riot Act. Nothing if not predictable.

I’m sure you meant “small number of RiotACT commenters rather than the whole endeavour”? Hmm?

rosebud rosebud 5:09 pm 12 Aug 08

tickboom said :

Oh joy. Another “public art sucks” thread! And with such a tangential connection to Canberra – in fact, let’s face it, with absolutely no connection.

Just another chance for the public art-hating readers of the Riot Act to spout the same drivel.

I can’t wait for the next “Recumbent bicycles are gay” thread. Or perhaps for another “Bicycle lanes on roads / bike owners should pay rego” thread.

Good old Riot Act. Nothing if not predictable.

Well, I’d actually really like to see a giant turd in Canberra as art! No hating at all. Just lots of laughing, laughing, laughing. And I’d never heard of recumbent bikes as gay, but now that you mentioned it…

tickboom tickboom 5:03 pm 12 Aug 08

Oh joy. Another “public art sucks” thread! And with such a tangential connection to Canberra – in fact, let’s face it, with absolutely no connection.

Just another chance for the public art-hating readers of the Riot Act to spout the same drivel.

I can’t wait for the next “Recumbent bicycles are gay” thread. Or perhaps for another “Bicycle lanes on roads / bike owners should pay rego” thread.

Good old Riot Act. Nothing if not predictable.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:32 pm 12 Aug 08

rosebud said :

Maybe we could invite Christo to wrap up the giant turd in white blankets. A great big present from the ACT people to the Legislative Assembly?

Giant turds wrapped up?

I don’t know if Stanhope, Barr, Gallagher, Pratt, Foskey, Smyth and Hargreaves would like to be wrapped up in a blanket together.

rosebud rosebud 3:51 pm 12 Aug 08

Maybe we could invite Christo to wrap up the giant turd in white blankets. A great big present from the ACT people to the Legislative Assembly?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:49 pm 12 Aug 08

We already have enough “Complex Sh1t” in Canberra – just look at the stuff alongside the GDE.

Danman Danman 3:31 pm 12 Aug 08

Wont be any shortage of hot air to fill em thats for sure.

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