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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

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London's Hayward Gallery will gather together 50 ''invisible'' works by leading figures such as Andy Warhol, Yves Klein and Yoko Ono for its display of works you cannot actually see.

It is thought to be the first such exhibition staged at a major institution in the UK.

Gallery bosses say the £8 a head exhibition demonstrates how art is about ''firing the imagination'', rather than simply viewing objects.

http://www.telegraph...isible-art.html

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:45 PM

What is it they say about fools and money again?


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:55 PM

sad -.-


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

I'm selling invisible money, you get £10.00 for every £5.00 of real money you send me!!!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:23 AM

View Postbulveye, on 21 May 2012 - 03:57 PM, said:

I'm selling invisible money, you get £10.00 for every £5.00 of real money you send me!!!


Excuse me, but just hold on here, sir! What'ya take us for, mindless twits? There's no such thing as invisible money. Everybody knows that including the lowest life form upon the Earth.
Now...on the other hand, if you got invisible gold and your willing to sell that for £5.00 of real money, then we just might be able to do business.

But it's gotta feel and look like invisible gold or no deal. That's my offer.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:52 AM

"This exhibition highlights that art isn't about material objects, it's about setting our imaginations alight, and that's what the artists in this show do in many varied ways."



So maybe if you are lacking in imagination you might not see the value in it.


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:06 AM

Yep. I see a lot of value in looking at a blank piece of paper and using my imagination to 'see' art.  :unsure2:


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:56 AM

View PostKazahel, on 22 May 2012 - 01:52 AM, said:

"This exhibition highlights that art isn't about material objects, it's about setting our imaginations alight, and that's what the artists in this show do in many varied ways."



So maybe if you are lacking in imagination you might not see the value in it.


Yeah but I could do that at home, using my own imagination and without going somewhere and paying a pretty penny for it. I don't need them telling me how to visualize art that I can't see, hell...anybody could that and probably come up with something better. The main reason artists put their work on a canvas, in stone, in wood, is to get the exact thoughts of their imagination for all to see. There is a reason why people say: A picture is worth a thousand words. Describing it is one thing, which is just lame, seeing it in a material form is another.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:50 AM

View PostPurifier, on 22 May 2012 - 03:56 AM, said:

Yeah but I could do that at home, using my own imagination and without going somewhere and paying a pretty penny for it. I don't need them telling me how to visualize art that I can't see, hell...anybody could that and probably come up with something better. The main reason artists put their work on a canvas, in stone, in wood, is to get the exact thoughts of their imagination for all to see. There is a reason why people say: A picture is worth a thousand words. Describing it is one thing, which is just lame, seeing it in a material form is another.

Yes but THIS exhibition is to set other peoples imaginations alight. That seems to be its point. Maybe sometimes people need a trigger to help do that. So to just simply say "I dont see anything"  is not really understanding what this exhibition seems to be about.

It could almost be looked upon as similar to a ghost tour. People might go on a ghost tour of just a building but its your imagination and the telling from the tour guide that gives the full experience.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:09 AM

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:10 AM

That was my invisible post, try to imagine what I would say.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

View PostPrincess Tumbleweed, on 22 May 2012 - 06:10 AM, said:

That was my invisible post, try to imagine what I would say.

Brilliant! :clap:


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:54 AM

Well done Princess. Straight to the point. Wish I had thought of that lol :)


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:01 AM

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London's Hayward Gallery will gather together 50 ''invisible'' works by leading figures such as Andy Warhol, Yves Klein and Yoko Ono for its display of works you cannot actually see.

This 'exhibition' is about neither art nor imagination - it is about ego.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

View PostLeonardo, on 22 May 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

This 'exhibition' is about neither art nor imagination - it is about ego.
ego is invisible......






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