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Ground-breaking British Artist Emin Tracy has announced she has married a large stone in the South of France. The ceremony is detailed in The Art Newspaper, which reports that “Last summer, under an olive tree in her garden in France and wearing her father’s white funeral shroud, Tracey Emin married a large ancient stone.” As …
"that such a thing makes her happy and feel secure."
Maybe not so lucky - I predict a rocky marriage, filled with stoney silence.
And unfortunately, it may mean that the next
load of pretentious toss great work of art we can look forward to at the Tate is 'Unmade Bedrock'...
Well, I think she has a bright career, she could fit in well with all the other History and Arts numpties that run us.
Also, The demented Emin believes the stone will be there always. In france, if you rub a bit of cheese on it, it'll be eaten in a few minutes. (Other foody nations are also available)
Paint a face on it.
Tell the local jihadis that it is an image of Mohammed.
Wait a while.
... High explosives convert stone to a pile of dust.
Ms. Emin discovers stone does not last that long
Or, if we want to be more arty /less bad taste, and as performance / video art is a thing.
Smash Ms. Emin's stone with hammers, mechanical diggers etc. - ensure process is filmed.
Show film to Ms. Emin, filming her traumatized response.
Make a video installation of the filming of stone destruction & Ms. Emin's response.
Receive Turner prize
Soz, Tiggity - it's clear you're not an artist.
"Show film to Ms. Emin, filming her traumatized response."
Nope - show film to Ms Emin, filming her aroused response.
Ms Emin collects large quantity of stone dust. She places the dust into a clear plastic box with a fan at one end and some holes at the other.
She turns the fan on, and lets it slowly blow the dust away. As
mugs modern art lovers queue up to gaze upon the slowly-shrinking pile of dust, Ms Emin announces that her new work is called "Temporarity" and is intended as a comment on the vulnerability of the human condition and the fragility of interpersonal relationships.
Then Ms Emin collects the Turner Prize.
Is that because the pros are cynical hacks whose purpose in life is to legitimize people disposing of vast sums of wealth into tax evasion schemes, and ensure that the assets backing those schemes maintain their value rather than be written off as junk ?
I did ask an artist type what makes the difference between modern art and a 5 year olds painting? What makes it art rather than squiggles. Apparently what gives value to the painting/piece is the artist has attached a story to the painting giving it meaning, otherwise it would be a random painting that was just squiggles, (maybe pleasing to the eye squiggles but not say 50 million quids worth of squiggles). The use of Damien Hirst diamond encrusted skull was a good example, he thought it hilarious it had been created and called the for the Love of God after all the Criticism of his cow stuff.
Basically it seems to me a lot of modern art is like a joke where someone has to explain the punchline.
"Apparently what gives value to the painting/piece is the artist has attached a story to the painting giving it meaning" -- Triggerfish
basically says that modern art is a machine for generating art criticism ... possibly true ... but some *contemporary* art is extremely good.
She is already taking the megalith for granite ("it will always be there waiting for me"). The boulder has a heart of stone, so will not be overly gneiss. All in all, I think this union will put both parties between a rock and a hard place, unless they can find an igneous way to metamorph their incompatibilities.
There is an Oglaf cartoon I recall about a young man drawing the sword of kingship from the stone but subsequently getting *ahem* stuck in it but since I'm at work right now, I'm not searching for the link, and if you're at work too, gentle reader, I'd advise you not to search for it either....
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