Topic: Contemporary Art Thread

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I was just at Palais de Tokyo today. Saw some really funny stuff:


This field of Darth Vader masks was in a military formation. Each one is equipped with AI, and together they work to procedurally make drone sounding music, programmed to create the most evil song ever made. It was very cool!
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7960/imgp8182webkt7.jpg


This canon shot beer bottles into a wall at 600 km/h
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/1706/imgp8189webqk7.jpg


nice elephant balancing on its trunk
http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/9858/imgp8195webwu9.jpg

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@technicolor

that exhibition looks amazing, is it in Paris?

O and do you know the artist's names?

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Yes, Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art museum in Paris, which always has amazing exhibits.

This one was called Last Manoeuvres In The Dark, and was made by Fabien Giraud and Raphael Siboni.

http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/3461/imgp8187webex3.jpg

"Last Manoeuvres In The Dark is made up of from a set of terracotta Darth Vader masks, arranged in a millitary formation, a distant reminder of the XI'an Army. It is endowed with an artificial intelligence system, developed to work out the darkest musical hit of all time. Each mask is fitted with a powerful microprocessor. Connected to a central computer, they operate as a network. Darth Vader, the epitome of villainy, is here multiplied ad infinitum, drawing a curve of absolute darkness."

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movie and cartoon characters used in art, ... i loved hyungkoo lee's animatus exhibition, disney characters skeletons at the venice biennale korean pavilion. the skeletons looked so real it almost made you believe that the characters really existed at some point.

here bugs bunny:
http://www.hyungkoolee.net/animatus/imgs/works/015_02L.jpg

there's more at http://www.hyungkoolee.net/

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http://members.aol.com/mindwebart2/louisebug.jpg
Louise Bourgeois - Spider 1996. Bronze # 26. Photo: Robert Miller Gallery

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One of my favorite artist is James Turrell.

http://interactive.usc.edu/members/sfisher/turrell%20-%20end%20around%2006.jpg

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Always like darker Sci-Fi stuff

http://img.boundlessgallery.com/images/products/huge/product-93072-1194647909.jpg

Reality is just a simulation

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Styrofoam robots, made from packages. The artist who did this is Michael Salter.

http://dvice.com/galleries/SalterStyroBotGal/Salter-Styrobots-Gallery-05.jpg

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Mademoiselle wrote:

One of my favorite artist is James Turrell.

yes nice stuff indeed.hehe ..i remember was lookin for his roden crater somewhere in arizona,but couldn find it.

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miravalles wrote:

Styrofoam robots, made from packages. The artist who did this is Michael Salter.

sooooo awesome! i want one for home and work.

worship the potentiometer.

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http://www.thecombinationof.com/Artists/JonathanAnderson/thumbnails/supreme4.jpg
http://a609.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/5/l_6f4e11e2bbabcfffe6b76891d1d35718.jpg
http://b7.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01327/76/70/1327630767_l.jpg
http://www.thecombinationof.com/Artists/ShonaMacnaughton/images/plug.jpg
http://www.thecombinationof.com/Artists/JonathanAnderson/thumbnails/drawing,vier4(detail).jpg

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blackbox wrote:

yes nice stuff indeed.hehe ..i remember was lookin for his roden crater somewhere in arizona,but couldn find it.

Oh, too bad you didn't find it

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Damien Hirst - For the Love of God

http://www.boingboing.net/images/_images_2007_05_29_magazine_03matter450.1.jpg

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/06/02/da … iamon.html

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Another Damien Hirst:

Democide III

http://corporate.skynet.be/galleryvedovi/FIAC/Hirst,%20Democide%20III,%202005b.jpg

Made from flies and resin. I saw this at Centre Pompidou last week. Gross. Must be millions of flies in it.

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the guy flailing about in the pics i posted above makes the little medicine pills for damien hirsts work, he is paid about

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http://www.kadist.org/datas_fr/images/moyen/img-221.jpg

http://lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2007/09/mgt1.1190756828.jpg

http://lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2007/09/mgt23site.1190756852.jpg

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The Gutai Manifesto. These cats rock.
http://www.ashiya-web.or.jp/museum/10us … est_us.htm

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@communicator
looks interesting. will read properly when i have more time, but i do believe that 'material' is really the essence of 'art' and that everything comes from the material. only on break now, will it discuss later maybe

edit: didnt realise it was from 50 years ago...
i thought this thread was for todays art so just assumed. smile

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There's supposed to be a (movable) hotel on top of the Palais de Tokyo, did you see it?
The exhibition you've shown photo's of looks really cool!

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a lot of street art stuff going on in london at the moment...

including a whole tunnel near waterloo station:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/00667/banksy-tunnel-cans-_667430n.jpg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/images/2008/05/02/stencil_tunnel_15_450x353.jpg

http://www.supertouchart.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/2461417715_08bc5290fd_o.jpg

and stuff going on in and around the tate modern:

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/news_images/2352_3_Street%20art%206%20big.jpg

http://z.about.com/d/golondon/1/0/d/V/-/-/streetart.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0fDw6kcdik48K/340x.jpg

http://www.megunica.org/blogfiles/105_medium_bluattate.jpg

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that waterloo tunnel shit is amasing. round the corner from me work aswell so I better get myself down camera in hand

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http://www.chevroncars.com/learn/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/tired-yawn.jpg

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This is the hotel, on the Palais de Tokyo. Looks fucking awesome, also from the inside. Any robots spend the night there? Please tell me how it was!
http://www.everland.ch/

Last edited by Discontinues (2008-07-15 21:57:00)

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Was gonna post that too in the interior design topic, man its so nice. Gorgeous design, i love that green stripe, the interiors lush. Would love to see more of these in funny places ontop of mountains and stuff, that pic of it in switzerland looking over a lake, mmmm!

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