Posts Tagged: modern art

OUT AND ABOUT: LDN

Based on my clues- did you guess where I was yesterday? 

I was in London, just for the day. 

Being American does not always have its benefits- I was required to drop my documents at the Brazilian Consulate in person. It was a total of nine hours on the train for forty-five minutes with the friendly Brazilians. If all goes according to the plan, I will have my visa in early January.

With a few hours to kill, I went to Look Mum No Hands for lunch and then popped in to the Tate Modern for an afternoon of art. A good day out.

I was tucked into bed by midnight!

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Ben’s parents arrive this afternoon- let the celebrating begin.

PICNIC… I was off a couple weeks ago to rest up for my upcoming trips. During the week, I met Ben for a couple of picnic lunches. One of the afternoons we met at Modern I and enjoyed the sunshine. Ben came from work! Loving his Surly Cross Check

Ben’s bike colour is Robin’s Egg Blue, but the new Hospital Foam is great and gross all at the same time!

  • THE ARTIST
    THE ARTIST
  • THE ART-WATER INCLUDED
    THE ART-WATER INCLUDED
  • ME IN GREEN
    ME IN GREEN
  • THE INSTRUCTIONS
    THE INSTRUCTIONS
  • THE OUTCOME
    THE OUTCOME
  • FOLDED CHAIN FENCE
    FOLDED CHAIN FENCE
  • BEN!
    BEN!
  • THE FULL WORK OF ART
    THE FULL WORK OF ART

ART, HUH?… Modern art is still challenges me even now I have Ben and his extensive knowledge. Take this exhibit from the Fruitmarket Gallery by Bill Bollinger, an American artist. Bill is no longer with us, but is interesting art his making the rounds. I do not understand how four plastic pipes filled with the water Bill used all those years ago constitutes art. This piece coupled with the detailed instructions of filling a room with graphite powder and the chain link fence which takes over the second floor leaves me scratching my head. It is only when Ben standing by a rusty barrel filled with stagnant water explains we should look at how the artist uses these objects in a new way that they begin to make more sense. Thanks Ben!

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