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Old 12.06.2012, 21:00
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Re: Invisible art?

Quite. I was at the Tate Modern recently too & I can only agree. It was mainly rotten. Had a good giggle at a couple of chairs that looked like an exhibit in a little roped off square with a leftover label. Turned out that they were .... a couple of chairs and not ART at all. The parallel with John Cage is well made too, IMHO. Classical music lost its way with Schönberg and 12 tone & has been mainly unlistenable ever since. Oops, off topic.
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Old 12.06.2012, 21:26
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Quite. I was at the Tate Modern recently too & I can only agree. It was mainly rotten. Had a good giggle at a couple of chairs that looked like an exhibit in a little roped off square with a leftover label. Turned out that they were .... a couple of chairs and not ART at all. The parallel with John Cage is well made too, IMHO. Classical music lost its way with Schönberg and 12 tone & has been mainly unlistenable ever since. Oops, off topic.
It sounds like the invisible art exhibit might be more interesting than some of the exhibits at the Tate! At least you can use your imagination and hopefully your imagination will come up with something fascinating.
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Old 12.06.2012, 21:40
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Re: Invisible art?

I saw a great Surrealism exhibit at the Tate when I was in London 2 years ago.

Anyways, the one thing that I do appreciate about this "Invisible Art" exhibit is that it kind of begs the question: "What exactly is art? (And what isn't?)" I once had a heated debate about that with my Aesthetics (Philosophy of Art) Professor, and I do have respect for any artist who attempts to challenge mainstream perspectives.

So perhaps this exhibit is better in theory than in actual experience. I appreciate the Dada movement, but I can't say I derive much stimulation from gazing at Duchamp's urinal.
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