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Oxygen thief or future Canberra Art Prize winner?

By Pork Hunt - 16 July 2012 56

roadkill art

Saw this at the ANU. I hope the tax payer is not footing the bill for this degree…

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Oxygen thief or future Canberra Art Prize winner?
54-11 2:32 pm 16 Jul 12

“Here I have lay…”

I would have thought a PhD student would at least know basic English.

astrojax 2:28 pm 16 Jul 12

Spiral said :

threepaws said :

When I saw that, I thought to myself “there should be some kind of a law against that” – and what do you know – there is.

No there isn’t. Artists are above the law.

That seemed to be the idea that most artists and much of the population had about that artist who was using under age nude models a few years ago (in Melbourne iirc)

bill henson [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Henson]

one could make some comments about the pornography/paedophilia issues being as much in the mind of the accuser…

DrKoresh 2:05 pm 16 Jul 12

The idea that someone can get a PhD for this is a joke, but I don’t see what’s so shocking about an arts student being a pretentious wanker, that’s nothing new.

HenryBG 2:03 pm 16 Jul 12

It’s a lot better than Blue Poles, I’ll give it that.

Aaroncbr 1:54 pm 16 Jul 12

I’d prefer that the bodies rot on roadsides with dignity, not in this shameful art piece.

HenryBG 1:50 pm 16 Jul 12

Well, it’s been a great while since anybody displayed the talent of a Rubens or a Turner, so collecting dead animals and shoving them under a bit of chicken wire is this guy’s way of communicating to us the dreadful dearth of artistic talent in Canberra at the moment.

“Look how crap Art has become”.

That’s my reading of it, anyway.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:11 pm 16 Jul 12

I don’t see the problem???

Spiral 12:41 pm 16 Jul 12

threepaws said :

When I saw that, I thought to myself “there should be some kind of a law against that” – and what do you know – there is.

No there isn’t. Artists are above the law.

That seemed to be the idea that most artists and much of the population had about that artist who was using under age nude models a few years ago (in Melbourne iirc)

rosscoact 12:29 pm 16 Jul 12

Katietonia said :

What’s worse, the student that created the artwork or the person that photographed it to complain about it?

If we got to choose how every tax dollar was spent, I would ban all public servants from using the internet at work. This site would be dead in a week.

🙂

threepaws 12:23 pm 16 Jul 12

When I saw that, I thought to myself “there should be some kind of a law against that” – and what do you know – there is.

45 Taking native animals
(1) A person shall not, except in accordance with a licence, take a
native animal, whether dead or alive.
Maximum penalty:
(a) if the animal has special protection status—100 penalty units,
imprisonment for 1 year or both; or
(b) in any other case—50 penalty units, imprisonment for
6 months or both.
(2) This section does not apply to the taking of an animal that is
suffering from a disease, illness or injury for the purpose of treating
it or giving it to a conservation officer.

Katietonia 12:18 pm 16 Jul 12

What’s worse, the student that created the artwork or the person that photographed it to complain about it?

If we got to choose how every tax dollar was spent, I would ban all public servants from using the internet at work. This site would be dead in a week.

jazzamac 12:14 pm 16 Jul 12

Seeing the animals are dead, would it still need ethics approval?

bikhet 12:01 pm 16 Jul 12

rosscoact said :

It’s my understanding that most PHD’s are Commonwealth sponsored so yes, about 7 cents a year of the tax you pay is going to this person.

Does that 7 cents bother you at all? Just wondering.

In this case, yes. Their research supervisor would also loose their funding if I had any say in the matter.

rosscoact 11:42 am 16 Jul 12

It’s my understanding that most PHD’s are Commonwealth sponsored so yes, about 7 cents a year of the tax you pay is going to this person.

Does that 7 cents bother you at all? Just wondering.

XO_VSOP 11:18 am 16 Jul 12

It’s an expression non the less. The kid had talent. I would buy for th outdoor pool room.

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