Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Critical Museum Musing on YOUtube

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There is now a whole new discourse relevant to museums that is more inclined to be blatantly and incisively critical. It seems that the sacred cow is dead! This exemplar is funny, troubling and insightful. Well worth a watch!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most sexist pieces of crap I've had the misfortune to watch. Totally demeaning to women and I am shocked that a forum like this would be promoting this kind of misogynist bullshit.

Treva Alen said...

Perhaps we should have gone back to source to put this entry in context. Well, even if late in the day, we did and it was found on MONA's site ... That seems to say something about museum musing and MONA ... MONA aims to give the artworld THE SHITS and it seem they succeed in that and at the same fail spectacularly ... Remember they get a 1000 people a day, on average, through their doors ... Do we publish without fear or favour? ... Do we go all PC? ... Do we pretend these types are not or are saying nothing important/interesting? ... Over to you?

Anonymous said...

simple really .... change channels .... buy earplugs .... avert your eyes ........ live a little!!!

Anonymous said...

The first words of an article by Liza Power titled 'Songs of Social Cohesion' in The Ssaturday Age, Arts and Entertainment, 19 May 2012:
"Hennessy Youngman is the online persona of Brooklyn-born artist Jayson Musson, who is best known for his series of Art Thoughtz YouTube clips that provide mischievous and slightly wayward definitions of high-brow artistic terms..."
I guess some people don't recognise contemporary performance art when they see it...

Treva Alen said...

No Anonymous you are wrong, so wrong! It’s not that ‘some anonymous people’ don’t understand art or performance art when they see it; they actually want to live in a nice world.
That is a world where we do not have to think about, or engage with, things like war, climate change, sexual & racial discrimination, same sex marriage, economic dysfunction, street protests, misogynist commentaries even and so on and on and on.

That is a world where cows shit chocolate biscuits, honey drips from fountains … need I go on! One dimensional people with one dimensional imaginations who want to muse upon so little.