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Art or Junk?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 12th, 2017, 8:09 am

So what do you think about this piece of work?

https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/20 ... rt-or-junk

I feel it was a total waste of money!
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby GordonH » Aug 12th, 2017, 8:30 am

I guess art is truly in eye of the beholder, in my eyes this looks like building destruction still being worked on. lol

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby whatwhat » Aug 12th, 2017, 9:10 am

I personally don't like it, but I am sure there is some sort of meaning and metaphor in there somewhere lol.

Anyways, I would have much rather seen the investment of art go into a local, or at least Canadian, artist.
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby jimmy4321 » Aug 12th, 2017, 9:27 am

If i remember correctly they hired someone from the US for this mess.
If they were hellbent on putting art there they should've got the first nation people to design and build it.

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby dirtybiker » Aug 12th, 2017, 9:29 am

Just have to put the word "scam" in front of that ""artists"" name !

Why are people so gullible ?

And while holding the public purse.

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Opeeved » Aug 12th, 2017, 10:00 am

Hmm beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. Because the panel was obviously drunk when they voted for this piece of junk.
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Sculptures like this are priceless and I wonder in awe how it was crafted.

The thread "sculpture" I'm thinking how do you even survive and where did you get your welding ticket
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby zzontar » Aug 12th, 2017, 1:52 pm

I think it has all the beauty of a building after a horrible earthquake.
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Silverstarqueen » Aug 12th, 2017, 2:02 pm

I think it's Art. It's ugly art. And definitely not worth $500,000. Whoever chose it, should probably not be on their Art Committee in future.
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 12th, 2017, 2:08 pm

I would bet I could find something equal to or better than this at Chernoble.
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Osoyoos_Familyof4 » Aug 12th, 2017, 4:38 pm

I think the debate shouldn't be about whether the art is good or not, to each their own. But if you have a panel of folks deciding for a large group of people, they should be a representation of the population they represent and you get what you get and you don't get upset.

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby GordonH » Aug 12th, 2017, 4:47 pm

Hey, if artist received $500,000 for that, hell I'm in wrong field of work. lol

hmm.... can I remember those blacksmith lesson by my Dad now.

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 12th, 2017, 4:50 pm

Osoyoos_Familyof4 wrote:I think the debate shouldn't be about whether the art is good or not, to each their own. But if you have a panel of folks deciding for a large group of people, they should be a representation of the population they represent and you get what you get and you don't get upset.

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As well as why did they not have this done by a Canadian Artist? Aboriginal or otherwise but at least a Canadian!

For this location I think a First Nation artist would be better served.
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Osoyoos_Familyof4 » Aug 12th, 2017, 4:54 pm

Again, my argument isn't about the legitimacy of the work or the artist. It is entirely an issue of who you hire to represent you (paid or unpaid). The group/panel who are entrusted to make the decisions needs to first have an agreed upon mandate such as what does the work represent, or what kinds of mediums are they considering, where the artists come from and all that. Once the guidelines are decided upon and the group represents the people of the community, the rest is a subjective reality.
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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Osoyoos_Familyof4 » Aug 12th, 2017, 4:55 pm

That being said...I loved that big stupid yellow floating duck!

So what the hell do I know!

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Re: Art or Junk?

Postby Opeeved » Aug 12th, 2017, 4:57 pm

Osoyoos_Familyof4 wrote:I think the debate shouldn't be about whether the art is good or not, to each their own. But if you have a panel of folks deciding for a large group of people, they should be a representation of the population they represent and you get what you get and you don't get upset.

If you can't play between the goalposts, get out of the game.

I get what you're saying, though slight difference. Art is for sure subjective and there is, and isn't debate there. If this piece was say $5000, maybe 10 thousand? Ya with you all the way.
For $500,000?
I expect Michelangelo's David or something par with the dedication, perseverance and skills in decades perfecting.


Not something I could throw together in my garage over the course of a few evenings with scrap steel and rocks.

I think that's the debate for $500,000. :130:
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