Annihilating a Whole Museum-Full of Art…
M-Jeanne de M. – Nov 12, 2007 8:07 am
Edited by Nov 12, 2007 8:09 am…with an Assinine Installation
We visited the Art Museum of Vancouver, British Columbia. While looking at the show of 19th century portraits on the first floor, we were treated to a loud, booming sound every few seconds. After trying to actually assimilate the beauty of the art, and failing, we complained to the front desk. The attendants cheerily informed us that what we were disturbed by was an installation, and rounded the corner with us to point at a tiny screen at the juncture of the floor and wall, which portrayed an imbecile jumping rope. The sound was supposed to represent each time the idiot hit the floor after jumping. The movie screen was nearly invisible at six inches tall, but the sound was so horrendous as to wipe out the enjoyment of looking at three floor-levels full of good art!
Come to think of it, the outrageous scam was so violent as to be patently unfair to all other artists whose work was on exhibit in that museum–as well as to the paying public, who had no idea what they were entering until it was too late–“bait & switch” comes to mind.
…and now, Trafalgar Square has become a disturbingly loud and unpleasant setting for London’s National Gallery.http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article6676759.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797084