April 16, 2004
What is art?
What is really art? When visiting the reasonably varied exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (watch out for excessive pop-up windows when visiting the website) I came across Bjarne Melgaard's aptly named "sans titre" installation, including this painting:
An ironic comment on modern art? Meta meta meta of Tracey Emin's messy beds and installations of garbage (the installation was largely a heap of junk)? I'm not sure, but I sure wasn't too impressed.
The Palais de Tokyo, however, is certainly worthwhile visiting - excellent late night food & art in the weekends, and a cool retro/import-gadget shop, bookstore and more.
Well, partner, what do YOU think. Was this art or not? This is not a trick question, but a fairly important one for someone who visits art galleries.
I don't think this particular piece was art (...to my taste), but I'm sure it would fit in a lot of people's conception of modern art...?
I could almost see it as a kind of meta-comment on "ceci n'est pas une pipe". Almost. But I just think it's a cheap shot from someone who was lacking in inspiration that day.
who ever think this is art should dy their hair blond
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