Some in Saskatoon are practicing common sense


Twila
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Normally I would say that it's a horrible thing to do, but in this case, there is no art. There is only curbside recycling.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Normally I would say that it's a horrible thing to do, but in this case, there is no art. There is only curbside recycling.

$10,000.00 worth thanks to the good taxpayers of Saskatoon .
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

$10,000.00 worth thanks to the good taxpayers of Saskatoon .

That's some expensive garbage...


The artist says "The question of beauty has been brought up a lot in this debate, which is a really provocative and sometimes problematic conversation," she said. "I don't think all work that is made in a public setting should necessarily be made with the mandate of making a space more beautiful."

maybe not made IN a public setting, but made FOR a public setting should add to the esthetic, not detract. If it can't add to the esthetic is should at least be visually obvious that the artist was making a statement. I don't think her art makes a visual statement other then the garbage men might be on strike.
 
shadowshiv
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I remember the time that an "artist" created "art" from feces. That isn't art. It's sh-it. The topic of the OP isn't art either.
 
Locutus
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Further to Saskatoon's latest adventure in publicly-funded art, here's a little background on the artist, a Ms Keeley Haftner.
Ms Haftner has at least, albeit inadvertently, captured the ethos of so much "public" art, which is to say, socialised art in which the public has no say, and the mindset of the people it very often attracts. What with beauty beinhttp://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/a-talent-to-be-.html#commentsg so "problematic" and, perhaps more to the point, difficult to achieve by people whose self-regard outstrips their ability to a comical degree. And so the good people of Saskatoon will get what they're given. By people who know best. It's the egalitarian way.
As you'll see, Ms Haftner's previous efforts are no less colossal in their scope and profundity.

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