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New art on Latin American Plaza

By johnboy - 7 March 2013 11

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What should I spy this morning but new art just off Marcus Clarke Street?

art

empty

With an empty plaque it’s a bit tricky but I think I’ve got this.

Rising up from the bedrock of Australia a gleaming modern edifice holds up a mass of humanity.

Standing atop this mass is a privileged elite making offerings to the empty sky.

The plaque lies empty because this artwork is all of us, and all that surrounds us.

What’s Your opinion?


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11 Responses to
New art on Latin American Plaza
GardeningGirl 11:32 pm 07 Mar 13

I don’t know what it is but I like it. I do actually, must wander down and take a look sometime.

bundah 6:38 pm 07 Mar 13

I’ve got it pegged: inspired by Mad Max beyond thunderdome!

poetix 6:32 pm 07 Mar 13

Unbolivarable reading! It’s about freedom resting on the shoulders of us all, and you know it. Want to bet the word ‘village’ is *not* used in the description?

Unless, just perhaps, you’re right, and Gina Rinehart is contributing a poem and it’s all about the unnatural restraint (peg or vice-like) placed on her importing poor people from, say, Nicaragua, to dig up Australian minerals at cut-price rates? But I don’t think she writes haiku, and that’s quite a small plaque.

One can but hope.

dtc 5:18 pm 07 Mar 13

PantsMan said :

“Latin American Plaza”

FFS!

ACT Government.

*facepalm*

Comentators at least 18 months behind the time *facepalm, two handed*

ToastFliesRED 5:13 pm 07 Mar 13

PantsMan said :

“Latin American Plaza”

FFS!

ACT Government.

*facepalm*

Gunna go with you here with this PantsMan, gotta cater for all those Latin American Pan Pipe hmmm struggling with the word “musicians” and give them their own, whatever it is

rosscoact 5:05 pm 07 Mar 13

PantsMan said :

“Latin American Plaza”

FFS!

ACT Government.

*facepalm*

A bit of history might help.

The latin american countries went to the NCA and asked for some space that they could turn into a plaza where they could gatre to celebrate various national days etc. In exchange they would provide funding and artwork for the spacve. the NCA could not find a place and the ACT government agreed to provide the little pocket park at the end of Childers street for this use.

That gesture has resulted in a rather barren and neglected place being turned into something special.

Is there anything wrong or disappointing with that?

PantsMan 4:57 pm 07 Mar 13

“Latin American Plaza”

FFS!

ACT Government.

*facepalm*

rosscoact 3:51 pm 07 Mar 13

I like the globe, that’s pretty damn good, not so sure about the giant peg

BellaK 2:54 pm 07 Mar 13

p996911turbo said :

I am willing to contribute $50 to getting that actually made into a plaque and installed.

Agree! Poetic, abstract, suitably obscure and pretentious. I think you might have missed your calling johnboy…

ToastFliesRED 2:31 pm 07 Mar 13

Dont know about the “art” but I am figuring the plaque is bare while they run the necessary spell check over it to make sure this
http://the-riotact.com/who-is-joy-birch/90071
doesn’t happen again. Though maybe the privielged elite standing on the top are looking to be launched off the rest of the mass of seething humanity.

p996911turbo 2:05 pm 07 Mar 13

I am willing to contribute $50 to getting that actually made into a plaque and installed.

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