Author Topic: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park  (Read 40093 times)

Ken_FSU

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #180 on: July 23, 2021, 07:56:54 PM »
The charging bull in NYC literally looks like butt from one side and still remains iconic. Some people even prefer their photo op on that side. The world-renowned Chicago bean is an abstract amorphous blob of the same material we're talking about here. And don't even get me started on how the St. Louis arch, viewed sideways, doesn't appear to be an arch at all -- it's just a stick in the sky!!!

Point being, you've every right to dislike the art, but similar criticisms can be leveled at many of the great public art fixtures in the world and it doesn't diminish them in the slightest. Heck, if we get a few million people to come to Jax and make fun of our xaJ while drinking a beer in the park...that's a win.

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #181 on: July 23, 2021, 08:02:56 PM »
The charging bull in NYC literally looks like butt from one side and still remains iconic. Some people even prefer their photo op on that side. The world-renowned Chicago bean is an abstract amorphous blob of the same material we're talking about here. And don't even get me started on how the St. Louis arch, viewed sideways, doesn't appear to be an arch at all -- it's just a stick in the sky!!!

Point being, you've every right to dislike the art, but similar criticisms can be leveled at many of the great public art fixtures in the world and it doesn't diminish them in the slightest. Heck, if we get a few million people to come to Jax and make fun of our xaJ while drinking a beer in the park...that's a win.

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #182 on: July 23, 2021, 10:17:42 PM »
Those mock up's help. Thank you.  I think id prefer a giant, shiny DNA double helix as a monument to humanity instead , but if 'xaJ' is it, I'll go take a picture with it.  8)

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #183 on: July 23, 2021, 10:37:13 PM »
Coming soon to a downtown Jacksonville gift shop…

Front of t-shirt: “Jax”
Back of t-shirt: “xaJ”

Problem solved.

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #184 on: July 24, 2021, 08:39:59 AM »
Why I didn’t say anything until now. Fine arts is my field and this piece is kitsch in every way, but I do understand the plus sides as well. I just wouldn’t call it art.

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #185 on: July 24, 2021, 12:42:16 PM »
Why I didn’t say anything until now. Fine arts is my field and this piece is kitsch in every way, but I do understand the plus sides as well. I just wouldn’t call it art.

It’s a work of imagination and skill created for aesthetic purposes and/or to express the creator’s feelings and ideas. It’s art. It may be good art or bad art, or high art or low art, but art is what it is.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #186 on: July 24, 2021, 06:35:44 PM »
Sorry, but it is decorative craft. It does not take part in the long and difficult conversation of the history of art and aesthetics in any way, period.  That being said, I do understand it’s appeal as selfie fodder bringing lots of tourists to Jacksonville. I’m fine with that, but call it what it is. Honestly, I would prefer a Socialist Realism sculpture of Curry, Boyer, and Mickey Mouse holding hands

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #187 on: July 24, 2021, 06:38:04 PM »
I can say I wish The Cummer and MOCA were part of the conversation. It would be nice to have an Amish Kapoor.

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #188 on: July 24, 2021, 07:17:06 PM »
Sorry, but it is decorative craft. It does not take part in the long and difficult conversation of the history of art and aesthetics in any way, period.  That being said, I do understand it’s appeal as selfie fodder bringing lots of tourists to Jacksonville. I’m fine with that, but call it what it is. Honestly, I would prefer a Socialist Realism sculpture of Curry, Boyer, and Mickey Mouse holding hands

What it is: art. ;)
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #189 on: July 24, 2021, 07:45:18 PM »
 ??? ::)

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #190 on: July 24, 2021, 08:09:53 PM »
From Facebook, here is Jimmy Midyette's explanation
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For what it’s worth, it’s layered. The “I” is behind the “J,” which isn’t cursive. The heart doubles as an “a.” Altogether, it’s
I

Jax

and for what it is worth, most of the people commenting don't see it

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #191 on: July 24, 2021, 08:26:22 PM »
Why I didn’t say anything until now. Fine arts is my field and this piece is kitsch in every way, but I do understand the plus sides as well. I just wouldn’t call it art.

It’s a work of imagination and skill created for aesthetic purposes and/or to express the creator’s feelings and ideas. It’s art. It may be good art or bad art, or high art or low art, but art is what it is.

Wonderful.
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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #192 on: July 24, 2021, 08:31:35 PM »
From Facebook, here is Jimmy Midyette's explanation
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For what it’s worth, it’s layered. The “I” is behind the “J,” which isn’t cursive. The heart doubles as an “a.” Altogether, it’s
I

Jax

and for what it is worth, most of the people commenting don't see it

I rest my case

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #193 on: July 25, 2021, 12:40:43 AM »
Art is just one of those things ... arguing about it is almost as fruitless as arguing on the intern... oh, crap. Nevermind. ;D

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Re: DIA wants the Landing to start with a park
« Reply #194 on: July 25, 2021, 10:20:37 AM »
This discussion reminds me of a segment I saw on TV once. A 'famous' NYC artist created a 'piece' that was a urinal without the plumbing.  That was it. It wasn't painted or anything, there was nothing else to it. Just a urinal without the silver plumbing pipes. It sold for $1 million and that was decades ago, when that was even more money than it is now.     
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