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Offline Garlogie_Granite

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The Revamped Art Gallery
« on: November 03, 2019, 05:34:42 PM »
Went today to the opening weekend, surprised to say it is absolutely fantastic, and streets ahead of the much vaunted V&A, other than the horrific container extension on the roof.

Lots o interesting and unusual shit, and of course the usual pretentious crap that gives art a bad name. Like the Black Night picture that looks more like a Blackboard. I mean any cunt could do that, but no, it's "art"  ::)  Or it's neighbouring painting, "Black Bleeding", full of "controlled austerity" & "marks of his personality", when in reality to the sceptical eye, it's someone taking the piss and knocking something up in 10 minutes.

Anyway, Marie Boulton, you've surprised me you arrogant, intansigent, inflexible cunt. £37.5m though, nae sure that's really value for money.



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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 07:06:29 PM »
Went past it yesterday, but becasue of the game I didn't have the time, but looking forward to seeing what they have done. Seemed the re-opening was a bit of a washout yesterday due to the rain, certainly not people queuing, but hope they got a good turnout.

I did notice yesterday they were searching peoples bags before gaining entry and which I'm not a fan of.

I actually think the V&A building in Dundee looks great, haven't went in as didn't like the V&A in London, but it looks great in my opinion anyway.

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 08:35:12 PM »
I did notice yesterday they were searching peoples bags before gaining entry and which I'm not a fan of.

Nae outside food.

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I actually think the V&A building in Dundee looks great, haven't went in as didn't like the V&A in London, but it looks great in my opinion anyway.

Aye, it's fantastic and pretty decent inside. Although, I think Garlogie was indeed referring to its internals rather than outside look? In which case, it will be an interesting visit at some point.

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 09:34:52 AM »
Aye, sorry, the V&A building is tremendous, stuff to gander at not so much, 50% coffee shops, and 50% exhibits. It's lovely, but needs more stuff.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 11:05:01 AM »
The Dundee V & A building architecture is superb. The permanent exhibition was poor and uninspiring, mildly interesting at best and when we went, the pay-for exhibition was about ocean liners, a subject I couldn't give a fuck about so we didn't bother. Not heard of any further exhibitions before or since so not been back.

Looking forward to seeing the revamp at Aberdeen and will go this week. From the news, it sounds like they're trying to be "all things to all men". Interactive stuff sounds good in principle but it will be embarrassing if it's done badly. I'm also sceptical that the Aberdeen coonsillors have any clue about anything modern art related so again, trying to fill the place with "something for everyone" could backfire if the quality is shit. I've no confidence that the next Basquiat is Scottish and even less confidence that people running the gallery could even recognise him if he was.

That's a distinctly glass half empty approach from a mannie who's glass is usually three quarters full.
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 11:07:12 AM »
Lots o interesting and unusual shit, and of course the usual pretentious crap that gives art a bad name. Like the Black Night picture that looks more like a Blackboard. I mean any cunt could do that, but no, it's "art"  ::)  Or it's neighbouring painting, "Black Bleeding", full of "controlled austerity" & "marks of his personality", when in reality to the sceptical eye, it's someone taking the piss and knocking something up in 10 minutes.

Are you familiar with Mark Rothko?
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 01:50:51 PM »
Are you familiar with Mark Rothko?
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2019, 03:32:17 PM »
I do batter paintings masel

I must admit that I also had a similarly cynical and contemptuous view of some modern art in times gone past... aye, before Ally McLeod was AFC manager, then I grew up.

Before condemning a subject, one needs to understand it or at least have invested enough time to be able to make such a judgement and pronouncement without being completely ignorant of it.

Rothko sold for $186m and there are numerous modern art works, including the UK's Freud and Bacon, that have similarly sold for over $100m so there is no doubt that some people see value in it. The first Rothko I saw at the RA during the Abstract Expressionism exhibition, I didn't get at all despite my eldest daughter preferring his stuff to the Jackson Pollock's that caught my imagination. Having now seen the Rothko room at Tate Modern, I'm now a big fan and want to go to the chapel he did in Houston.

The Basquiat that sold for $110.5m wasn't even his best work but some Japanese businessman thought it was worth paying that.

You remind me of the wealthy Nippon. He spent that much just because he can without necessarily having a clue what he was paying for. The vast majority of the people who attended the opening of the revamped Art Gallery at Schoolhill at the weekend like you similarly would have had no idea what they were looking at but they HAD TO BE FIRST. Why would someone who genuinely appreciates art and who understands anything about it want to attend amongst a big crowd of people who have to be first? It's much more enjoyable to share the rooms with less of a crowd, not more.
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2019, 05:13:54 PM »
That shitehole in Dundee is an eyesore, and let’s face it, that’s difficult in Dundee.

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 07:03:16 PM »
I must admit that I also had a similarly cynical and contemptuous view of some modern art in times gone past... aye, before Ally McLeod was AFC manager, then I grew up.

Before condemning a subject, one needs to understand it or at least have invested enough time to be able to make such a judgement and pronouncement without being completely ignorant of it.

Rothko sold for $186m and there are numerous modern art works, including the UK's Freud and Bacon, that have similarly sold for over $100m so there is no doubt that some people see value in it. The first Rothko I saw at the RA during the Abstract Expressionism exhibition, I didn't get at all despite my eldest daughter preferring his stuff to the Jackson Pollock's that caught my imagination. Having now seen the Rothko room at Tate Modern, I'm now a big fan and want to go to the chapel he did in Houston.

The Basquiat that sold for $110.5m wasn't even his best work but some Japanese businessman thought it was worth paying that.

You remind me of the wealthy Nippon. He spent that much just because he can without necessarily having a clue what he was paying for. The vast majority of the people who attended the opening of the revamped Art Gallery at Schoolhill at the weekend like you similarly would have had no idea what they were looking at but they HAD TO BE FIRST. Why would someone who genuinely appreciates art and who understands anything about it want to attend amongst a big crowd of people who have to be first? It's much more enjoyable to share the rooms with less of a crowd, not more.

 Not quite getting his stuff. If Im supposed to see or get something,I'm willing to be enlightened https://www.google.com/search?q=images+google+mark+rothko+paintings&oq=images+google+mark+rothko+paintings&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.16594j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2019, 07:44:13 AM »


You remind me of the wealthy Nippon. He spent that much just because he can without necessarily having a clue what he was paying for. The vast majority of the people who attended the opening of the revamped Art Gallery at Schoolhill at the weekend like you similarly would have had no idea what they were looking at but they HAD TO BE FIRST. Why would someone who genuinely appreciates art and who understands anything about it want to attend amongst a big crowd of people who have to be first? It's much more enjoyable to share the rooms with less of a crowd, not more.
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2019, 08:14:51 AM »
"Willing" to be enlightened?

Wisdom and enlightenment takes time. It requires effort.

This assumes basic intellectual capacity + a growth mindset.

The latter being minority-held in the NE.

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2019, 10:34:42 AM »
I'll be there again this weekend Mr Bragg

But why?

I would've gone today but the first hangover of 2019 prevents it.

What are your specific reasons for going back?
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2019, 09:53:29 AM »
But why?

I would've gone today but the first hangover of 2019 prevents it.

What are your specific reasons for going back?
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2019, 03:20:46 PM »
I think the revamp is excellent. Great to see the Monet again and I love the Emin positioned front and centre.

Really like the top floor and the idiosyncratically Scottish photos.

Only disappointment was Titian's first essay in colour wasn't on display despite the shop having a book with it on the cover. I thought the Francis Bacon was ludicrously positioned in a gallery full of mostly shite but the one next to it was superb, something I'd not seen before.

I agree that "Black Bleeding" was hard work and hope that they didn't pay decent money for it. Never saw Black Sky though. Night Sky in the same room was interesting however.

Overall a very good experience. Will be back soon no doubt.
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2019, 03:25:01 PM »
I agree that "Black Bleeding" was hard work and hope that they didn't pay decent money for it. Never saw Black Sky though. Night Sky in the same room was interesting however.


Apologies, Night Sky it was  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2019, 04:45:11 PM »
Apologies, Night Sky it was  :thumbsup:

As you describe works of art in our local gallery as "taking the piss" or something that "anyone can do", is it all Abstract and Abstract Expressionist art that you detest?

That's one question. Here's another; do you consider the people who pay over 100 million for a single work of it mad?
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Re: The Revamped Art Gallery
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2019, 02:41:50 PM »
I did some work in it a few weeks back and had a look around then so I already knew it was a massive waste of time.  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2019, 11:28:11 PM »
I don’t know if they’re still on display but one of my uncles had art previously on show at the Art Gallery
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2019, 02:33:31 AM »
I don’t know if they’re still on display but one of my uncles had art previously on show at the Art Gallery

And without you saying the artist or work, nae cunt can answer your question.
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