May 8, 2008

Sculpture Migration

The "sculptures" that were placed by the College Center circle suspiciously wound up in front of Cappy's house, one Mads reader (and the sculptor) tells us.

"Although I'm pleased to see how versatile their placement can be, I was disheartened to know that the four hours I had invested in their setup was not only wasted but would need to be repeated," says the artist.

The piece is part of the show Sculpture, which will be opening Friday evening at the Palmer Gallery.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha. oh vassar.

sucks for the artist, though.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it really does. She was pretty upset, and I would be too - she put a lot of time and effort into all that.

Anonymous said...

Why does it take 4 hours to place them somewhere?

Anonymous said...

site decision, technical problems which involve going back for supplies, transporting them, finding someone to hold them up while you adjust supports (hooray for random passerby's that offer help). Every piece must have the stakes detached, hammered in and then re-screwed with pilot holes so that the whole piece is level. It adds up. Plus there were permissions to obtain to install in the planter boxes, once you choose a site.

Anonymous said...

Can I ask why you keep putting sculpture in quotation marks? Just wondering...

Anonymous said...

I mean, the people who did it were drunk off their asses.. so it is really hard for me to believe that it would take 4 hours to place those sculptures

Anonymous said...

Yo, this isn't something worth getting worked up about. It was just a few drunk people enjoying themselves and having a god time.

Anonymous said...

hilarious

Anonymous said...

The sculptures do look great, but it's still a pretty serious violation of someone's creativity to vandalize a piece by rearranging it like that, and that's exactly what it is.

Anonymous said...

serious violation of someone's creativity..? have a bloody sense of humor.. it was not at all serious.. it maybe would have been if they spray painted them or hacked them up a bit

Anonymous said...

spray paint would constitute destruction and would take it to another level. But taking a site specific artwork that someone has chosen to share with the entire campus and moving it is juvenile and disrespectful, not only to the artist but the whole community.

Anonymous said...

honestly, i think they actually look better in that picture of them on cappy's lawn than they do where they are now.

Anonymous said...

Just don't screw around with things that aren't yours. It's as simple as that! Just because you don't give a crap about what happens to someone else's property doesn't mean it gives you the right to do what you want with it. Seriously people, this isn't a big deal, it's just rude.

Anonymous said...

It's not your property anymore when you decide to put it in a public area. Seriously, if every Vassar artist thinks that the whole campus needs to see their work, then they have to be ready for the consequences.

Anonymous said...

"Seriously, if every Vassar artist thinks that the whole campus needs to see their work, then they have to be ready for the consequences."
wow. i can't believe you just wrote that!

Anonymous said...

I can.. get over it people.. there are bigger problems in the world..

That fact that they were able to be put back in their respective places--no harm done-- is enough to end this argument.

Get a sense of humor you guys, or at least get a life. I mean, its nothing to bitch and moan about. It was all in good fun.

Anonymous said...

"It's not your property anymore when you decide to put it in a public area. Seriously, if every Vassar artist thinks that the whole campus needs to see their work, then they have to be ready for the consequences."



Are you saying that we should anticipate that public property will be messed with?

This is precisely what Cappy talked about in her Convocation speech.

Whether the damage is inflicted on public or private property, it's disrespectful and it really shouldn't be happening on this campus.

Anonymous said...

Why do art majors insist on putting their work everywhere on campus, instead of in the several gallery spaces we have? I don't go around shouting my history thesis at everyone.

Anonymous said...

because art is MEANT to be viewed. you would interpret a piece of art differently if it were upside down or outside rather than inside. for a piece of art, the SITE becomes part of the work.

Anonymous said...

11.05 next you'll whine about why English majors can write *gasp* fiction instead, and actually *wait for it* read it out to the public!
art is meant to be viewed in the public and sculpture/installation needs context!

Anonymous said...

Who's responsible for that awesome installation in the College Center with the tractor and the refrigerator on those chains being "pulled" toward that magnet? That may be the coolest thing I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the table in the retreat!
it's so cool.
oh, and with no disrespect to the artist, when me and my friend walked by the ear thing outside the retreat, she thought it was a vajayjay...

Anonymous said...

you all suck.