Thursday, January 15, 2009

EU Entropa exhibition pisses off...people!


An exhibition, Entropa, at the European Union Council building in Brussels, by wacky Czech conceptual artist David Cerny has upset Bulgarians! And it depicts Poland as a bunch of crazy pro-gay monks! Ha, haagh…wheeze…!

The exhibit was meant to be by 27 different artists representing something about the 27 different cultures of the European Union. Brussels was pleased! And then the pieces were delivered. And they were a bit…hmmm.

You know…isn’t representing Germany with a “hint of a swastika”...

...Denmark as a series of Lego bricks (pfff!) Netherlands as a row of mosques sinking in a sea...

...and Bulgaria as one of those toilets with just enamel footplates to stand on and a hole in the floor...

...a little bit...you know...insulting?

"Entropa is an art piece, not a political statement. It is funny and ironic because sometimes you can use humour as a catharsis," Cerny said.

Ha, ha, haagh...giggle, snigger...

“It is a mirror in which you bend yourself and you smile and you think 'this is it'. No one should take it seriously."

Oooo, ha, ha...mirror...bend...ooooh...catharsis!...ha, ha...tickle...oh, stop it!

It has since emerged that there were no “27 artists”. The whole exhibit was produced by small team of wacky Czech artists. Oops! The EU art commissioner in Brussels must feel a little bit of a twit.

And those conceptual artist! Don’t you just love ’em! (I am sure Dada-ists are turning in their…toilet bowl installations, as I write.)

I don’t know which is sadder: the state of some contemporary art, which has to delve into crude stereotypes to get its kicks; or politicians like a Giertych, or a Kaczynski who provided, on an enamelled plate, the crude stereotype of Poland in the first place?

hat tip: radio journo Gabriel Stille

8 comments:

ge'ez said...

No, no, no. They are sane gay Polish monks.

Pacze Moj said...

I dunno. At least there wasn't any poop or urine involved.

:P

beatroot said...

Yeah...conceptual artists do like to work with poo and pee. which just proves they are simply taking the piss...

Anonymous said...

hey dude,

as I know the best shit piece was made by a BELGIUM artist that also tatood living pigs wim Delvoye...so you guys should better stay in your office and fill out forms..instead jibbering your mouth without any knowledge about contemporary art on the web ! Also a little remark...shit has been made in 1940´s already by a group called ZERO which this italien DUDE should know if he went to school :) and a pissoar was made already before your parent were pooping in their pants...1923 by m.Duchamp.

beatroot said...

Er...tanks very much! And goodnight.

Mark said...

What did you expect?

Czech artists are the original hippies of the World - I would even venture to say that when it comes to satire, exaggeration, absurdity in art, and an elegant and original POV, the Bohemians are the undisputed leaders of the planet. But I also find that their art often has substance in addition to the mere "shock" value. Their art also goes very well with the excellent Czech beer, potatos, and schnitzels.

Monks planting a gay flag on the Polish soil - a case of religious schizophrenia, emanations from the Polish id basement, skeletons in the closet, mere absurdity, or what?

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