WTF is Art Issue #4: Iz degrade myself more?

Alright, so it’s been awhile since I’ve wailed on something someone’s called art.

So here it is people, issue #4 of “WTF is Art”.

As I was tag surfing, something I like to do, yanno check out what other artists are creating and what inspires them I found this: Continue reading “WTF is Art Issue #4: Iz degrade myself more?”

“WTF is Art” Issue #2

Well here’s another edition of “WTF Art.”

Today’s artist in question is Jessica Joslin.

Who’s Jessica Joslin you might ask, well let me give you a little excerpt from her biography:

“Jessice Joslin was born in 1971 in Boston, Ma and grew up collecting the flies off the windowsill to look at under her microscope.

Ever since, she has been enchanted with collecting a magpie’s array of remnants from the natural world…

What does she mean by the natural world you may wonder?

Well do you remember Fluffy your cat, Scruffy your dog or Penny your chicken? (May they RIP)

Well don’t fret once Miss Joslin is finished, you can be re-united and use Fluffy as a door stopper and maybe Penny as a key ring???

She may use reputable source for her parts but still…

Jessica Joslin.

You be the judge Art or just Macabre?

I personally think Miss Joslin has some past pet issues that could use some couselling. Sorry hun but Poochy just ain’t coming back.

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WTF is Art Issue #1: The debate on good or bad art

Right so it’s lunch time and I was sitting here eating my bento and browsing the net when I stumbled upon 2 exhibits that kinda ruffled my fur as it were.

The first one is called “Head On” by Cai Guo-Qiang.

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It is quite literally wolves in sheep’s clothing.

I quote: “ The wolves were produced in Quanzhou, China, from January to June of 2006. The commissioned local workshop in Cai’s hometown specializes in manufacturing remarkable, life-sized replicas of animals. First, small clay models were created as movement studies, out of which Cai subsequently developed Head On’s artist editions of cast resin wolves. However, the realistic and lifelike 99 wolves that grew out of these models and drawings possess no literal remnants of wolves: they are fabricated from painted sheepskins and stuffed with hay and metal wires, with plastic lending contour to their faces and marbles for eyes. ” (source)

Ok aesthetically speaking it’s a cool exhibit. I’m even down with the artist’s intended meaning. AND I get that they’re all happy that no wolves were harmed in the producing of this piece. But that I don’t get is how they justify the sheep?

What? Because they’re edible it’s ok to slaughter 99 sheep in the name of Art?

Yippee, free mutton for the assembly crew!?

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The second one, Apples as pixels

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(I couldn’t find the original source for this one so if anyone knows of it, let me know.)

Ok sure, it’s beautiful, probably fairly original and all, but what the hell were they thinking. I mean first off, what an absolutely senseless waste of food. I dunno who thought it was a good idea to strip the fields of its produce and slap em on walls for decoration instead, of oh I dunno, maybe feeding the homeless or selling them and then feeding the homeless with the profit money.

I mean if that fact alone doesn’t bother you, think for moment…apple buildingwhat happens when those things start rotting off buildings?

Hmm? Not a pretty picture anymore now is it?

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I dunno, in the infamous words of William Shatner I just “can’t get behind that”