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Old 05-14-2010, 10:35 AM
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Awesome Sculpture du Jour

Antony Gormley: http://www.artknowledgenews.com/2010...xhibition.html
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:12 PM
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Re: Awesome Sculpture du Jour

These are all body casts so I don't have any comments on his ability as a sculptor...but as a writer...Wow...very talented.

The artist comments: “This is the return of the lost subject to the site of Modernism. It is great to have a chance to test this piece of sculpture against the clarity of Mendelsohn and Chemayeff’s English masterpiece. I am excited to see these dark forms in the elements against the sea and in direct light. It will be like a sky burial. How these masses act in space is very important. The challenge is to make the distance intimate, internal.”


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Old 05-14-2010, 07:17 PM
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Re: Awesome Sculpture du Jour

I think its pretty crappy writing. Yeah, those figurations are a visual treat purely by their intentional misplacement. But any odd thing multiplied and forced into the blandness of culture can be a treat; doesnt make it Art. The Abakanowicz headless things in Chicago plowed this field a long time ago to the same degree of spectacle. Gormley should be sure he doesnt lose the phone # of the shop that makes those things for him. The writing (thinking) aint gonna be an option.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:00 PM
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Re: Awesome Sculpture du Jour

You guys need to go back to art school. The ball is in your court--post something about sculpture that you think is good.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:10 PM
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You guys need to go back to art school.
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education" : >) - Mark Twain
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:13 PM
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Re: Awesome Sculpture du Jour

It's a great idea for a thread, I hope they have somtin.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:54 PM
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Art school is a tiny lily pad on the Monet of a pertitent experience of the possibilities of creativity. But "schools" of any sort only ever wish to install into you the silliness of the "known".

The good thing about academia - the potential and liklihood of vital dialogue. The bad thing about academia - the the liklihood of UNvital dialogue.

A "teaching philosophy" (as it pertains to an academic program) is an assurance that either the professor is going through the (well intentioned)motions or that there is a perception that the students need to keep learning the same things semester after semester after semester. I subscribe to NIETHER; as a learner AND as an educator. Discourse decides, action decides, boneyards decide, will decides...and plenty of background vocals in the form of ranting, argument and praise (to be heard only slightly under the noise of the Art happenning - or not happening).
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:36 PM
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Re: Awesome Sculpture du Jour

So I'm wondering why there can be 12 pages of "song du jour" but we can't even get one page going of "sculpture du jour". Obviously most folks seem to know their music. But I tried a couple times with well known names (at least you should know them, Caro, Gormley) to get some sculpture talk going and it falls flat on its face. The Caro attempt in Art Lounge got 2 hits. I don't know of anyone who has produced as much as Caro.

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"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education" : >) - Mark Twain
Not to make this personal, but Mark Twain did educate himself. How are you teaching yourself about the art world? Its a mighty big place. Sure you can do without art school, but the alternative for DIY is a lot of reading and viewing(which I'd think you'd love to do as artists). The real problem is that many people want their attempts, and their opinions to be liked and admired when they haven't done any homework. If you are going to dis someone with a long established career, like Gromley, please back it up with something of substance, something meaningful. At least look him up before you spout off.



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I think its pretty crappy writing.....But any odd thing multiplied and forced into the blandness of culture can be a treat; doesnt make it Art.
And now you go to the "is it art" argument???


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Art school is a tiny lily pad on the Monet of a pertitent experience of the possibilities of creativity. But "schools" of any sort only ever wish to install into you the silliness of the "known"....
And this is supposed to be an example of good writing??? Or thinking???
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:47 PM
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I think its pretty crappy writing.
“This is the return of the lost subject to the site of Modernism."
The teaser line....What ? there is a lost subject ? There is a site of Modernism ? what could they possibility be after all these years ....

"It is great to have a chance to test this piece of sculpture against the clarity of Mendelsohn and Chemayeff’s English masterpiece. "
Well you have to be an architect to get this reference (I was)...but hey he is referencing...brave assemblage artist...putting his work to a test

I am excited to see these dark forms in the elements against the sea and in direct light.
i.e. no color ..vapid bronze body castings with the minimalist patinas can only benefit from the sun and sea.......

It will be like a sky burial.
You have to agree this is a cool line...a sky burial...

How these masses act in space is very important. The challenge is to make the distance intimate, internal.”
This is always the challenge...at least with the people I love..

Eval don't you think this is creative ? It has everything art speak should have...a good intro, historical notes..obscure references and flowery descriptors he must be good with words, he got this commission didn't he ?.....I think he is a literary genius.

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