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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

No, its not art. Its garbage 

Critics trash environmental artwork

Critics trash environmental artwork

This definitely falls into the "don't piss on me and tell me its raining" category.

What an insult from our Visual Arts Placement Jury to a poorer neighbourhood, to put a couple of bales of plastic garbage on one of their streetcorners and then tell them its "art" and is meant to start "a discussion about waste".

Inner city Saskatoon neighbourhoods have had plenty of opportunity over the years to talk about waste -- the needle cleanup every spring, to start with.  They don't need any more.

I cannot imagine the "discussion" that the residents would have had with their councillors if this had been placed on a corner in the University district, or in Stonebridge -- neighbourhoods which produces volumes more plastic waste annually than Mayfair ever did.

In fact, that's what I support -- let's move this to the corner of University Drive and Clarence Avenue for the next six months, right on the riverbank.

What a beautiful sight!


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2 Comments:

“let's move this to the corner of University Drive and Clarence Avenue for the next six months, right on the riverbank. ”

And they should label it. And they should say how many hours of work collecting it represents.

If one is going to make a statement, regardless of what it is...
...communicate WTF it is you are trying to say that everyone knows. KISS

If ART doesn’t communicate on a visceral level, regardless of the reaction, it isn’t (really worthwhile) ART.

By Blogger theo, at 12:19 am  

It's not art, it's garbage, literally. I haven't spent much time in S'toon in recent years, but when I was a kid, Mayfair was a pretty decent neighbourhood. I still remember the electric buses (early 60's), and if I try real hard, remember milk delivery by horse cart in the mid 50's :)

By Blogger double nickel, at 6:55 am  

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