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Comment Archives: Stories: Art

Re: “The Transformers

Lindsey Penn

Posted by Valerie Smith on 08/11/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

Potential energy is a good thing.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 02/27/2016 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

I personally love the Vid-O-belisk, but maybe clearing out the rotunda space for a while will lead to some good things.

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 02/27/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

Is it OK to say now that I never liked it? Without offending anybody?

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Posted by OakTree on 02/27/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

Chris, I think it is just derivative of his earlier work, which isn't necessarily a bad thing -- but I believe the sculpture is from the early 2000s, and, by then, video art & media had changed so much that the initial punch packed by Nam Jun Paik's weird Americana was no longer...punchy. It was a safe commission for the Brooks. Much safer than the Marisol commission thirty years earlier. Not to mention that is has since dominated a rotunda space that could have been used for Guggenheimian strangeness, performance, installation... I think this is a good move. Is all I'm saying.

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Posted by Eileen Havant Townsend on 02/27/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Vid-O-belisk, I Never Knew You

"Not a very good work of art from an otherwise great artist" I've wrestled with this too. But is it not very good or is it just not what I want it to be? An obelisk made of antique TVs and campy neon is less less hilarious than Paik's animal sculptures, but that seems to be the basic direction he was taking. Still, it always seemed like a piece of art that could have been designed by the CVB --- more at home at the Hard Rock Cafe than in the Brooks' rotunda. Which also, maybe, is why it belongs exactly where it is. Then again, I've long been a supporter of this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOnBv0gCK…

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Posted by Chris Davis on 02/21/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Is Loving Local the Wrong Approach?

"The Art of the South(ern Users of Google Image Search)" = so perfect.

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Posted by laurenrae on 10/22/2015 at 2:42 PM

Re: “A Die-In at the Brooks Museum

anonymous901 ,
You and your mirrored self, The Memphis Arts Brigade, are lumping the criminals killed by police with those murdered by police.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/15/2015 at 3:04 PM

Re: “A Die-In at the Brooks Museum

Poor timing considering an armed man killed a police officer even more recently...... Just tell them not to call 911 if anything happens

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Posted by anonymous901 on 09/15/2015 at 2:37 PM

Re: “The Transformers

Sigh... Gino's shirt. Why must a person put someone else down to make themselves feel better or make one place look better than another? Cooper Young area is great, but so it Germantown! Lose the elitist crap attitudes everyone!

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Posted by Teambanzai on 04/14/2015 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Rock the Boat

Thank god someone finally acknowledges Merriweather's art is all hype and no show. I have scratched my head in disbelief that this disorganized jumble of mixed media deserves a solo exhibition at the Dixon. The premise of the show is weak, the delivery is just non existent. I was beyond disappointed at the show, I was appalled.

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Posted by Art Lover on 03/22/2015 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Rock the Boat

Sorry, but no one does ships & colonialism like Yinka Shonibare!

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Posted by Michael on 03/19/2015 at 11:39 AM

Re: ““I Thought I Might Find You Here” at Clough Hanson

What a beautiful and fitting tribute to a uniquely beautiful person.
-Jen Grazier

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Posted by Jennifer Leigh Grazier on 02/21/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Ben Butler’s "Cloud Morphology" at Crosstown Arts

...don't we all.

Posted by Eileen Havant Townsend on 10/17/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Ben Butler’s "Cloud Morphology" at Crosstown Arts

They have Wilhelm Reich in their Google Alerts.

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Posted by Jeff on 10/17/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Ben Butler’s "Cloud Morphology" at Crosstown Arts

I am really interested to learn that there are so many Wilhelm Reich fans amongst our readers. Speaking as an arts airhead, are you all up for an interview?

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Posted by Eileen Havant Townsend on 10/17/2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Ben Butler’s "Cloud Morphology" at Crosstown Arts

Another wretched slander against Reich by an arts air-head. Apparently the writer was too busy to read a book, before scribbling cutsy slander into the public. Now wants other people to educate her, after the fact.

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Posted by Black Eagle on 10/17/2014 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Ben Butler’s "Cloud Morphology" at Crosstown Arts

Feel free to correct me. I know more about Kate Bush than I do about Reich, but this was based on a couple of short bios I read of his work.

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Posted by Eileen Havant Townsend on 10/16/2014 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Ben Butler’s "Cloud Morphology" at Crosstown Arts

If you are going to talk about Reich at least get the facts right.

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Posted by ReadReich on 10/16/2014 at 2:42 AM

Re: “Deep Elvis: Ron and Lew Elliott

Cool story, Ron and Lew! Wish they'd print the story of Elvis slipping into the cycle shop (impersonating a delivery driver) to avoid the suspicious onlookers. You're the best -Randy Toma

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Posted by Tom Martin on 08/15/2014 at 10:31 AM

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