Friday, May 12, 2006
Art Rocks: Have YOUR Say
As I try to get my head around this whole blogging thing I'm interested in the kind of minds this blog attracts. Here's a wee question for you to mull over...
Last year I visited an art gallery where an exhibition by Tomoko Takahashi was just coming down. As part of the exhibition we punters were allowed to take a piece of the art installation away with us. Art for all. Art for keeps. Art for free. Hooray! It took me quite a while to decide on objects that both represented the exhibition and, in some way, expressed who I am as a person. One of the objects I took away was a small piece of granite with a rather attractive concrete lump sticking out of it. Read into that what you will.
All excited, I rushed home where I gave my Tomoko Takahashi original pride of place in the rockery out the back.
So here's the question: Is the rock Art? As I removed the art piece from the gallery and installed it surreptitiously in the back garden, did it retain it's Artistic value? Huh? ...Hmmmm.
I'd be very interested in your thoughts on this. Please please leave a comment to the tune of one of three possibilities.
1. Yes. Of course this is Art. It uplifts me, engages me, inspires me and now I want to go home and write a symphony.
2. No. Of course that's not Art. It's just a rock you silly man. Go grind it into a pathway for your snails.
3. Huh? I don't know. I don't care. Blogs should be kept for more important questions like 'Why do we all buy salad in bags these days?'
Your call. Your answers count. By means of credibility please inspect the photo to the left which features the two receipts from the Serpentine gallery I recieved as I took away the rock.
What do you think people? Cast your views and join the debate.
Posted by Ally Gordon at 12:39 PM