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(UPI)   The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is offering the Average Joe a chance to weigh in with criticism of its new stupidly boring fashion exhibit   (upi.com) divider line 50
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2007-12-27 12:54:37 PM
I can has boobies?
 
2007-12-27 12:55:20 PM
Big deal...Project Runway lets you do that each week.
 
2007-12-27 12:57:08 PM
FTFA a Simon Costin 1987 necklace containing five vials of human sperm.

Huh?
 
2007-12-27 12:58:28 PM
Never mind the fashion exhibits, bring in more of that smutty Greek pottery like they have at the MFA in Boston.
 
2007-12-27 12:58:59 PM
yayyy, everyone can act artsy and pretentious

/sweet
//everyone can and should make art, its good for the soul, it also belongs to everyone.

///feel the same way about economics, and religion, but thats for a different thread.
 
2007-12-27 12:59:32 PM
The ultimate pearl necklace, geekybroad .
 
2007-12-27 12:59:32 PM
FTFA:"While painting and sculpture can sometimes seem to be an intimidating conceptual remove, fashion is so familiar, so ubiquitous to our experience, that it is inherently and immediately accessible,"

Huh?
 
2007-12-27 01:00:01 PM
img174.imageshack.us

ZOMG! peeps can has comments in NYC now!
 
2007-12-27 01:00:05 PM
Ugh...if there's one area of design that bores me to tears, it's fashion design.

Not knocking them, and I'm sure all the rules of design apply and there are some talented fashion designers out there, but I just have absolutely zero interest in this facet of design.

Hell, even industrial design is more interesting to me.
 
2007-12-27 01:01:05 PM
art can be criticzied?
 
2007-12-27 01:01:58 PM
Blue Steel!
 
2007-12-27 01:02:05 PM
keylock71: Ugh...if there's one area of design that bores me to tears, it's fashion design.

Hell, even industrial design is more interesting to me.


The two are merging as people keep getting fatter.
 
2007-12-27 01:02:52 PM
Big deal they should just print out this thread, it will be full of insightful opinions of what's art and what's not art from folks that get their opinions from television.
 
2007-12-27 01:03:27 PM
a Simon Costin 1987 necklace containing five vials of human sperm.

Next up: 5 vials of dung. Then 5 vials of blood from someone just killed. yada yada yada, that doesn't require much thought.
 
2007-12-27 01:03:33 PM
atomic-age
The ultimate pearl necklace, geekybroad .

Win!!
 
2007-12-27 01:06:08 PM
Skotmeister


FTFA:"While painting and sculpture can sometimes seem to be an intimidating conceptual remove, fashion is so familiar, so ubiquitous to our experience, that it is inherently and immediately accessible,"

Huh?


they mean that anyone can tell if an outfit looks good, anyone can tell if a painting looks good too, so I have to agree with you that their statement is meaningless.
 
2007-12-27 01:06:18 PM
mccallcl: Big deal they should just print out this thread, it will be full of insightful opinions of what's art and what's not art from folks that get their opinions from television.

Was anyone else expecting "Of course, I don't even own a television..." on the end of that one? :D
 
2007-12-27 01:06:53 PM
I can't wait to see the comments that Farkers will make.
 
2007-12-27 01:08:43 PM
Eat The Placenta: art can be criticzied?

Yes, but you need to endure the wailing tears and gnashing teeth of talentless hacks defending crap as art if you try.
 
2007-12-27 01:09:52 PM
IXI Jim IXI: mccallcl: Big deal they should just print out this thread, it will be full of insightful opinions of what's art and what's not art from folks that get their opinions from television.

Was anyone else expecting "Of course, I don't even own a television..." on the end of that one? :D


You got me. Guilty as charged. It's a fair cop.
 
2007-12-27 01:09:55 PM
OK sorry to thread jack here, but what's with night being able to right click on the comments link for Fark today? It comes up with the flash plugin context menu...Am I the only one?
( Thread jacking, stupid question, Mac user, Safari... flame way )
 
2007-12-27 01:10:53 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com

Let's try that again. You can have the hunky guy pictured above, or you can go for what's behind the curtain.

/may be NSFW if your boss doesn't like cleavage.
 
2007-12-27 01:12:23 PM
huntercr: OK sorry to thread jack here, but what's with night being able to right click on the comments link for Fark today?

The darkness of night has many surprises for the unwary.
 
2007-12-27 01:13:35 PM
Because we're better than you, and we know it.
 
2007-12-27 01:13:35 PM
mikaloyd

"Yes, but you need to endure the wailing tears and gnashing teeth of talentless hacks defending crap as art if you try."

I like your line of thinking and would like to subscribe to your newslettter
 
2007-12-27 01:14:26 PM
Shakespeare's Monkey:

/may be NSFW if your boss doesn't like cleavage.

I'll take the areole's edge for 20 Alex.
 
2007-12-27 01:20:03 PM
For his inaugural collection at Nina Ricci, Olivier Theyskens referenced not only the archives of the house's faintly recalled eponymous founder but also her perfume, L'Air du Temps, with its two doves hovering above the bottle of swirling crystal.


Wow, that's freaky. I was saying the exact same thing to my buddy Keith just the other day.
 
2007-12-27 01:22:00 PM
Average Joe = sexist language
 
2007-12-27 01:22:52 PM
Skotmeister: FTFA:"While painting and sculpture can sometimes seem to be an intimidating conceptual remove, fashion is so familiar, so ubiquitous to our experience, that it is inherently and immediately accessible,"

Huh?


Not sure what he's getting at.

If he means the little people aren't capable of understanding "more complex" forms of art, blargh, fark you you pretentious asshat.

If he means the the general public has closer ties with art in clothing because everyone wears clothing, then fine.

Art can sometimes be cool and interesting. Art you can actually use is even more interesting.

I've always found clothing to be interesting because at the very least you're taking a two-dimensional object and making it contour like a sculpture over a three-dimensional object. The different curves and non-intuitive shapes you use to make something even just fit well is very interesting. Not to mention the infinite functional and non-functional variations you can add.

Given all that and the fact that clothing design is very math & algorithm-oriented, I'm suprised scientists and engineers aren't taking more of an interest in it.

Then again, there is the whole high-end fashion nonsense which consists of fruity stuff designed for women by gay men and old fat men. Kinda hard to take them seriously.

//computer scientist & seamstress
 
fj
2007-12-27 01:25:06 PM
No comments?
Link (new window)
 
2007-12-27 01:25:35 PM
I see this ending well.
 
2007-12-27 01:32:06 PM
img245.imageshack.us
"Pepe. Pepe le Fag. Le 'g' is le silent."
 
2007-12-27 01:33:29 PM
The merits aside, it seems to me to be a jurisdictional question. If it's from within the last century, and especially if it's from within the last two decades, it ought to be at the Museum of Modern Art.
 
2007-12-27 01:34:25 PM
I'm trying to enter a piece into this 3-D art exhibit that's here in a few weeks. It symbolizes the plight of something as well as the hope of other some other things and it's a potato nailed to a piece of plywood.
Can I get some funding?

/I think they will accept it, but if they don't I'll sneak it in there anyway.
 
2007-12-27 01:36:16 PM
libbyshome: Average Joe = sexist language

Average Pat FTAT*.
*for the androgynous tie
 
2007-12-27 01:46:55 PM
Hmmm. So, to sum up:

1. have an exhibition of unspeakably dull clothing exhibits,
only marginally classifiable as art.
2. invite hoi polloi to comment,
in an anoymous, web environment.

I think the second one has a better chance of producing art. Maybe that was the idea.....
 
2007-12-27 01:48:30 PM
and a Simon Costin 1987 necklace containing five vials of human sperm.

As if fashion weren't ghey enough.
 
2007-12-27 01:49:11 PM
Art is anything stupid somebody does that doesn't make me tell them to STFU and GBTW.

Sperm Necklace = (STFU + GBTW) X 1023
 
2007-12-27 01:55:49 PM
Subby
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is offering the Average Joe a chance to weigh in with criticism of its new stupidly boring fashion exhibit

I see what you did there.

/wow, do I feel clever
 
2007-12-27 02:16:01 PM
The "Avogadro" get back to work - very nice.
 
2007-12-27 02:18:52 PM
Tillmaster: Hmmm. So, to sum up:

1. have an exhibition of unspeakably dull clothing exhibits,
only marginally classifiable as art.
2. invite hoi polloi to comment,
in an anoymous, web environment.

I think the second one has a better chance of producing art. Maybe that was the idea.....


Ten million points to you for not saying "the hoi polloi."
 
2007-12-27 02:22:56 PM
That was fun. I love to belittle art.
 
2007-12-27 03:03:31 PM
I went to the MMoA site to ogle the '20s Parisian thigh-high leather boots and was extremely disappointed. Anyway, they wouldn't have been attached to Milla Jovovich, so I guess it wouldn't have mattered.

i206.photobucket.com

/Aware these are not thigh-highs.
 
2007-12-27 04:16:59 PM
brocas_aphasic: Anyway, they wouldn't have been attached to Milla Jovovich, so I guess it wouldn't have mattered.

Of course, now that she's plopped out a crotchfruit -- after putting on SEVENTY POUNDS -- she's not quite so attractive anymore. In fact, she currently resembles Sally Struthers after a 12-rounder at Golden Corral.

Children are teh ebil.
 
2007-12-27 04:17:39 PM
Tepid, yet inane.
 
2007-12-27 04:41:20 PM
Apathy Curve

OUCH!!! GIS brought no post-harvest pics. She still looked ravishing while preggers. I couldn't imagine Milla looking anything but delic(sh) and don't want to. You've ruined everything! =P
 
2007-12-27 05:42:59 PM
There are some hidden hidden gems here though ...

Ugly Bird Mask/Thing

"Countess Elisheva Von Furstenbottom Says:
December 26, 2007 at 4:29 pm

This costume is stunningly beautiful. I cannot believe the ensemble of materiaux that are so delicately assembled in a fantabulous combination. It reminds me of the crow that ate my caviar on the balcony of my chateaux in Monaco. Zut alors!"

"Gary Petronius Says:
December 26, 2007 at 11:15 pm

To the countess Von Furstenbottom: ma cherie, we caught that crow especially for you to wear as improvement of your proboscis and moth-eaten skin so that you could glide incognito on your roller skates through the Frick museum galleries as photographed.
In adoration,
Count Dracul (a.k.a. Gary Petronius)"


I'm guessing that this won't last more that a week before they figure out that there are some very stange and nasty people and start deleting posts or pull the blog altogether.
 
2007-12-27 07:45:58 PM
You'd have a fair amount of difficulty trying to roller-skate through the Frick Collection.

The Guggenheim, however......

/P.S. The Frick has an eminently-hittable picture of Lady Hamilton.
 
2007-12-27 09:15:50 PM
nogudnik: There are some hidden hidden gems here though ...

Ugly Bird Mask/Thing

"Countess Elisheva Von Furstenbottom Says:
December 26, 2007 at 4:29 pm

This costume is stunningly beautiful. I cannot believe the ensemble of materiaux that are so delicately assembled in a fantabulous combination. It reminds me of the crow that ate my caviar on the balcony of my chateaux in Monaco. Zut alors!"

"Gary Petronius Says:
December 26, 2007 at 11:15 pm

To the countess Von Furstenbottom: ma cherie, we caught that crow especially for you to wear as improvement of your proboscis and moth-eaten skin so that you could glide incognito on your roller skates through the Frick museum galleries as photographed.
In adoration,
Count Dracul (a.k.a. Gary Petronius)"

I'm guessing that this won't last more that a week before they figure out that there are some very stange and nasty people and start deleting posts or pull the blog altogether.


FTFY
 
2007-12-27 09:55:29 PM
Whatever the exhibition is, it can't be as bad as that Matthew Barney exhibit at the Guggenheim a few years ago.
 
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