Tate modern update Pretentious Crap

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How Tate modern views this Sculpture 😦

This is the pretentious crap: 🙂

Glen Ligon 1960
Born and works United States

“Ligon’s untitled sculpture cleverly subverts the usual language of contemporary America. The glass tubes are painted black with some small abrasions on the paint surface nearest the wall. So that only chinks of light can be seen indirectly reflecting of the wall behind, creating a subtle halo-like effect around the blackness of the letters.

The work might be seen to comment on the proliferation of commercial signs and the self- obsessed nature of American society . Whilst simultaneously recalling the art historical precedents set by canonical American artists such Dan Flavin Bruce Nauman”.

So now you know and I thought it was just fluorescent light that spelt America just show how uneducated I am.

What a load of Bollocks


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Matt
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 09:47:13

    Fuck me Les, people actually get paid for knocking this crap out?!
    I got a bag of bolts and a bit of rusty angle iron in the garage, do you reckon its worth much?


  2. JobySp
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 17:00:02

    Funnily enough, I had typed a comment in the last one about it showing the degeneration of the American Society over time…

    I’ll get my coat!


  3. Tim
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 21:29:37

    A pile of bricks is a pile of bricks and a untidy room is an untidy room. The Tates description shows the degeneration of society as a whole, where bullshit overrides commonsense


  4. lezzzzzz (The Moonwalking Bear)
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 07:00:42

    Well said Tim I agree 100%


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