Frantz West exhibit at Beaubourg, Paris


Sry

Link Posted 14/10/2018 - 20:30
Hello there, here's a set I am posting more to share my discovery of an artist than my photography. I have even gone so far as to go all colour (I have not yet taken that road photographically) - a very important part of his work, I feel...

I was recently in Paris for a short visit and had the pleasure of seeing a very interesting exhibit in Beaubourg (Centre Georges Pompidou) contemporary art museum. I had never heard of Frantz West, an Austrian artist with a very personal take on art, alternately or simultaneously conceptual, useful, funny, serious, participative, beautiful, ugly... You can read about him here if you wish: link.

This exhibit will be coming to Tate Modern sometime next year. I urge you to attend even if (especially if?) you are wary of contemporary art concepts...

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pschlute

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 04:32
Number 5 reminds me of a 3-d version of a Miro print.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 09:23
Very enjoyable set of images showcasing this artist's work. Some critics might call this plagiarism but I believe this is more of a tribute and a willingness to share his art with others.
David
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Sry

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 12:30
pschlute wrote:
Number 5 reminds me of a 3-d version of a Miro print.

Hmmm, in that photograph I can see that. Not as much in reality, though. But West did include citations of others' works in his own, either to honor them, mock them or, most often, both at the same time...

These, by the way, are actually scale models of large outdoor sculptures.
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Sry

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 12:34
Thank you David.

davidtrout wrote:
I believe this is more of a tribute and a willingness to share his art with others.
David

That is the spirit indeed.

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 13:52
Beautifully photographed. They're all good exhibition shots but they all show your own artistry in how you've composed his work. No. 2 3 and 9 in particular.
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Algernon

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 15:48
Fast eye-detection AF wouldn't be any use on that lot

Nice photos though.


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Sry

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 17:57
Thank you, Will and Algi. My favorites as photographs are 1 and 9, but I'm pretty much ok with the whole set

Algernon wrote:
Fast eye-detection AF wouldn't be any use on that lot -

No use at all! K-01 and M28 3.5 FTW!

Algernon

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 19:55
The other visitors probably thought you were an exhibit
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Sry

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 21:53

DSP121

Link Posted 16/10/2018 - 06:06
Beautifully captured all images. 3 is like 3-d version while 9 is like captured from a particular angle. Enjoyed it. Really amazing.
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vic cross

Link Posted 16/10/2018 - 16:01
The photos are good but the subject matter (ART??????????????????) A load of pretentious crap.
CHEERS Vic
PS. I don't have an artistic bone in my body
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Sry

Link Posted 16/10/2018 - 23:43
vic cross wrote:
A load of pretentious crap.

I understand where you're coming from (I used to feel if I had to think about a piece/body of art, it wasn't really art). But really, this guy had a very interesting view on art and its contemporary practices, and reading up on his life, work and concepts was just an extra step in my appreciation of the exhibit - I was quite directly enjoying his concepts even without thinking them. He managed to put them in his work without their having to be necessarily explicited. That's an artistic tour de force in my book.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 17/10/2018 - 00:43
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder -- I'm just glad I don't have to look at that lot !
Your photography of it is indeed very professional, nevertheless.
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MrB

Link Posted 17/10/2018 - 02:26
A good set of images that are effective as a faithful record of the exhibits.

Naturally, to each his own, but for me it is a relief to see that the camera has not captured the Emperor's New Clothes.

Philip
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