A wry view of life for the world-weary

Art Critic Of The Week (2)


Regular readers of this blog may realise that I struggle to understand or come to terms with what is termed modern art. It seems as though I’m not the only one.

Milanese artists, Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari, put together an installation called “Where shall we go dancing tonight” representing the hedonism and political corruption of the 1980s and which was on display at the Museion museum in Bolzano. It featured cigarette butts, empty bottles, paper streamers, confetti and discarded shoes, all arranged, I’m sure, in an artistic style.

Unfortunately, when the cleaning staff turned up they though the installation was the remains of a party held in the museum the previous night and cleared it all away, carefully putting the different items in glass, plastic and paper sacks for recycling.

An easy mistake to make but I can’t help thinking that if the artists had slipped the cleaners a few euros they would have left well alone.

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