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Old 08-30-2006, 07:12 PM
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Good Idea

I find this a good idea, having an exhibition to show how different types of sculptures are made. For laymen, or laychildren, they find it difficult to imagine this. It is educational and helps to get more people interested.

I do remember my early days of being a sculptor, being fascinated by a small display case in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, showing different steps of the process.

Exhibition explains sculpture beginnings

A FREE exhibition explaining how different kinds of sculpture are made is currently showing at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry city centre.

Sculptures From the Herbert's Collections runs until October 1 and features pieces made from stone and metal. ....
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:11 PM
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Re: Good Idea

Here're some more good ideas. A detergent company offering cash to clean up public monuments. And the local council asking the public to nominate which statue deserves this cash.

Soap firm could be in running to clean Queen Vic

A CAMPAIGN by a detergent company to offer cash to clean some of Britain's best-loved monuments has been welcomed by Wor-cester conservation chiefs, who say the city's Queen Victoria statue would make a prime candidate.

Flash is offering local councils the chance to get their hands on a £15,000 cash grant to return their prized monuments to their former glory.

Members of the public are being asked to nominate which statue they think deserves the cash at www.britainscleaner.co.uk by Wednesday, Septem-ber 6, with the monument with the most votes winning the prize. Worcester City Council's principal conservation officer Will Scott has welcomed the initiative, although he said any clean-up of the statue, outside the Crown Court in the city's Foregate Street, would need to be done carefully so it did not do more harm than good. ......
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:02 PM
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Re: Good Idea

Now this one I'm not quite sure if it's a good idea. At least it is a new refreshing idea for a group performance art.

By the way, I don't think the artist'll pay for the dry cleaning of the volunteers' suits after the performance. Perhaps he has got the newspaper to sponsor this, as the newpaper is getting the publicity.

Help artist with still life

MOST artists just want other people to stand in front of their work and look. Andrew Baines wants more - he wants you.

And he wants you to wade into the surf at dawn, wearing a suit.

Baines, 43, is inviting men, women and children to meet him on Manly Beach this Saturday at 6am. He is hoping for 500 people - the more the merrier.

All who turn up must wear a black suit, white shirt and colourful tie. No suit? Then just come in black, barefoot and hatless, and bring a copy of The Daily Telegraph.

Baines will form a "surreal human sculpture'' by arranging participants along the waterline, hopefully for up to a kilometre.

All will be facing the shore, reading The Daily Telegraph.

Baines said his live work was inspired by a childhood revelation on the London Underground at peak hour, where he was confronted by a sea of "corporate battery hens''.

Office workers have featured in Baines' paintings ever since. Baines said the sculpture will also explore Australia's obsession with the news.
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:01 AM
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Elsewhere in this Forum, we have discussed the exhbition of Arno Breker's sculptures in Germany. We find him an outstanding figurative sculpture and we are aware of his controversal background producing many statues for Hitler to help promote and Nazism.

As expected some people think this exhibition is a bad idea. Other than Jewish groups, one notable person in this category is the president of Germany's Academy of Art. Below is a news report about his recent heated debate with Germany's Minister of Education.

On the other hand, I notice this exhibition does not attract any other mention among the online newspapers, other than some Jewish ones, which means the news media in general do think this exhibition deserves any mention.

Nazi sculptor exhibition called 'negligent'

29 August 2006

SCHWERIN - The president of Germany's Academy of Art Monday called the current exhibit of Hitler's favourite sculptor, Arno Breker, negligent and called for serious changes in the display.

Klaus Staeck, an artist and president of the academy, made the comments in a heated debate with Hans-Robert Metelmann, education minister in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in front of 300 people at the Schweriner Volkszeitung newspaper.

"It would be negligent to let the exhibit continues as it is," Staeck said.

Art critics charge that the five-week-old exhibit of works by Arno Breker in this city on the Baltic Sea whitewashes the sculptor's close ties with
the Third Reich, glorifies his disputed career and amounts to a publiclyfinanced bid to rehabilitate him. ....
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:43 AM
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This is definitely not a good idea, blowing up a statue and threatening to blow up another one. This man in Russia got a 19-year jail sentence for these.

By the way, I'm not sure if it is a good idea for me to start and build up this thread. So far nobody has given any comments here.

Russian Man Gets 19 Years for Blowing Up Monument to Czar

A Moscow court sentenced a member of a leftist extremist group to 19 years in prison for blowing up a monument to Russia’s last czar Nicholas II and attempting to blow up a huge bronze statue of Peter the Great. Both attacks were planned as a protest against the proposed reburial of the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, .....
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Merloin, I'm reading and enjoying. Thanks! Scout
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