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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby Christine Bennetts » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:02 pm

Roll up! Roll Up!!

I have just had a lorry load of sand dumped in my front garden. I am giving a bargain basement price of 20 quid per ticket to the first 100 art critics who would like to come and view.

As i know this will be a HUGE attraction, I am also throwing in a glass of cava, scintillating conversation and a copy of the highly acclaimed novel "The Emperor's New Clothes" for you to read in the looooooooooooooong queue so you won't be bored. This is UK, so it goes without saying that umbrellas and wellington boots will be provided to prevent foot rot and ruined hair styles.


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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby eganj1 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:57 am

Marci I'll look up the names of the pieces.
Christine , another load of sand that means you have a series and that will buy you lots of ;champ; ;champ; ;champ; ;champ; you have now reached the higher echelons in art.....is that how you spell it, doesn't look right,
Marci is there a spell checker?
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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby eganj1 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:27 am

Ok if you google the names you should find them

Pigment works- these are the pieces like coloured sand castles
Yellow- this piece HAS to be seen, it was one of the few pieces that I liked, it was amazing to look at and thought provoking
Shooting into the corner- I sent a vide link to this one,
Non- objects
Svayambh
Hive
Greyman cries , shaman dies, billowing smoke, beauty evoked
Tall tree and the eye - this is the piece I photographed outside the RA

Co on jump in and let us know what you think, i
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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby Christine Bennetts » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:47 am

Jill is right.

This is a series.

I also have a lorry load of bricks and a lorry load of rubble but was saving them as "Part 2" once I had made a fortune for myself by being controversial and getting normally intelligent people to accept this tat. I am with Minerva on this.

Ho Hum........there goes my ;champ; ;champ; ;champ; ;champ; fortune.

I sold 2 tickets overnight though. (Sad that that last part isn't a joke!)

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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby marcib » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:33 pm

Christine, you ve got me ;roflmao:

I m reading a book now called" The Painted Word. " by Tom Wolfe .. It was written in 1975 , I believe, and you can find used copies around cheap. Its not very thick either but it is really enlightening.. It talks about the culture of modern art... and it pretty much definesthe whole system as " as long as its different " ...

One of my favorite parts talks about the struggle to so go against representational art depicting 3 D on a 2 D surface that some artists were literally concerned about the thickness of the film of paint on the canvas ;roflmao: ( occasional cotton slubs in the canvas itself were OK since they were unavoidable ) ....

I DO agree that most of it is " the Emperor's New Clothes" stuff.. nevertheless, I find some of it pleasant to look at ....

The good news is that there DOES seem to be a return to the critical acceptance of realism ...
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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby eganj1 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:18 pm

Hi Marci I will look out for that book.
I'm following the 'School of Saatchi' TV program
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... Episode_1/

To put it simply i want to know about art of the moment, if you don't know about it you can't judge it. The thing about conceptual art is you need to know what the concept is. ;huh:
A couple of weeks ago 2 of the students set out to make public art in a boating lake in the seaside town of Hastings. The the boating lake had some small islands in it, they liked the idea of making zoo enclosures without animals, the latin names for the animals on the plaques were anagrams of concrete. At first I thought this concept was the pits and this was my least favourite of the 3 contenders. When the installation was finished, it was such a ;roflmao: ;roflmao: ;roflmao: laugh, what did it for me was the ordinary people in swan pedalos pedalling around the water in this 'pretend zoo' with no animals. It was surreal, i thought i might wet my pants it was so funny.
Sooo with this kind of art i feel you need to look deeper before making judgement, you could be missing something if you only take it on face value.
I also love realism, but modern realism, like Becky's portraits . Then semi abstract is definitely my thing, i love those landscapes that you have to look really hard to know it's a landscape, but then texture and the landscape are ingrained in my soul.
Gosh this is helping me define what i like, it's got to be art that relates to the present, yes it can learn from the past but it doesn't become a slave to it.
Phew, i need a ;champ;
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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby Elizabeth » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:00 am

Thinking laterally, and talking about paintings and plates, going off on a tangent to suggest looking at the work of an American artist named Julian Snarbel (not too sure of the spelling - will check). Haven't seen this Anish Kapoor exhibition but have seen other sculptures by him ... one particular large vessel comes to mind... Enjoyed reading all your views! Elizabeth
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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby Elizabeth » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:51 am

Just to spell Schnabel the right way! It sounds the same but .... He makes large works of art using broken crockery within his pieces but not in the same way as mosaic! Elizabeth
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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby marcib » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:21 am

Hi Jill,
Unfortunately the link to the 'School of Saatchi' TV program says its only viewable in the UK ...
;tantrum;

You said:" The thing about conceptual art is you need to know what the concept is." ...
Exactly... Thats what the Wolfe book is about... the one-upsmanship of it all... that " modern art " was started as a revolt against literary art ( realism ......which told a story ) ... but then ultimately becomes completely literary itself ( exactly what it rebelled against) because the paintings exist only to illustrate the text ...

so its starts off as " youre not allowed to paint anything realistically "... to " no attempt must be made to emulate a third plane ".... to the point where even the thickness of the paint itself was considered bad... to the point where ultimately there was no painting at all .... just the concept....
... a bunch of people out to out-clever each other..

I think people have differing tastes and some like over -the-top ornamentation and others like spare and bare... and then there is everything in between... You see it in how people decorate their homes, how they dress... everything... so its no surprise that people should have differing tastes in art as well... but where I have a problem is when you are made to feel like a cave dweller because you " just dont get it " .

When that " youre just not sophisticated enough to understand" thing enters the equation, that s when I tune out. There will always be a group looking down their noses at others ... but I really wonder how much of it is " they know so much more than I know" or how much is really " They are being suckered in and they 'dont get it ' either but they are scared shitless to admit that because it would reveal that they are just like the rest of the unwashed masses.. "

To my way of thinking ( cave dweller that I am :) ), you should like what you like and not worry about what anyone else thinks...
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Re: Anish Kapoor exhibition- what do you think?

Postby eganj1 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:53 am

My sentiments exactly Marci, i was just thinking as i was reading your post , "I just like what i like for no other reason then i like it". i don't have to understand why but sometimes it helps to try and know what we like, for example with me it's texture and probably tone, I may like a bright colourful piece but i couldn't live with it for long, i get bored with saturated colour. Another example, we can learn all there is to know about art theory but I've seen so many paintings that follow the rules yet they look boring to me, no surprise or tension , i'd just describe them as "nice but boring".
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