Liberals acknowledge that they’ve elevated doing nothing to an art form

by editor on July 3, 2011

Oscar Wilde said that “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life”. Bullcookies.

In the recent past, life has presented us with an imaginary economic stimulus, a vaporware healthcare reform program and an intellectual genius president whose mental prowess exists solely in the minds of his media acolytes. Only now has art produced a nothingburger on the same scale.

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Art is a reflection of the artist

Fox News has the non-story:

[Actor] James Franco is now an artist. But you can’t see his work.

His work is completely invisible.

Along with Brainard and Delia Carey, the art duo known as Praxis, Franco has helped the Museum Of Non-Visible Art, MONA open its doors.

But its pretty empty inside.

Described as “an extravaganza of imagination,” the different pieces of invisible art are on sale from $20 to $10,000. Buyers receive a plaque in the mail describing the art, but no physical work itself.

“You are not buying a visible piece of art; you are buying the title and description card for the imagined artwork” the website stresses.

Now that the art world, which up until recently simply arranged garbage within a frame, placed price tags on it and called themselves “genius” can’t even be bothered to do that much anymore, we’d say the world’s transformation into one giant Potemkin village is now nearly complete.

To be intellectually and morally bankrupt, produce nothing and expect rewards and praise for it – we’re all Barack Obama now.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Fox News

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sa_rose
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“Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’
Ya gotta have somethin’
If you want to be with me!”

Navyvet
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Like a local radio guy says, “If I can do it, it ain’t art.”

sa_rose
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My Dad used to talk about people with more money than sense. I have never seen a better example!

OperaNerd1986
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This museum must be a very clever way of finding people with no common sense and too much disposable cash.

sa_rose
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The Emperor has a new set of clothes. . . aren’t they beautiful?

andycanuck
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Neo-7
Member

I’m going to use my imagination . I see Oblivia with a moral fiber , making perfect sense and having normal people agreeing with her.

The same could be said for Barack , but I know that two guesses are against the rules , unless I am of the left , who hate any rules that apply to them. I lose , but with this administration we all lose. Some just don’t know it yet.

Larry
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While a student at BSU I worked one summer in the university art gallery. A maintenance guy told me he broke the top off of a 60 watt light bulb. glued it to a piece of wood and stuck in a display case during an art competition giving his creation some sort of creative name. His “art” made it through a couple of elimination rounds before his prank was noticed. He did get a reprimand for his mis-behavior. I just laughed and laughed since I had been busy matting alot of crap passed off for art in the department during that summer of ’78.

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Elrond Hubbard
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This is a great deal, I want some art to hang on the living room wall but my wife doesn’t want to obscure the new wall paper. With “invisible art” we’re both satisfied.

The late modern composer John Cage wrote a piano piece titled 4’33” where the piano player sat without playing a single note for four minutes and 33 seconds. Cage stated the purpose of the piece was to engage the imagination of the audience. Well, maybe, but I can imagine better ways to spend $25. It was later made into a record that had four minutes and 33 seconds of silence—didn’t get much radio play.

CO2Insanity
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That sounds like that old joke ‘how do you keep a moron in suspense?……..

andycanuck
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How? How, CO2Insanity?

drb
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lol, enough said.

PsychoDad
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Yup, sounds just like the bill of goods we got snookered into, back in November ’08…

Wait a minute, who the hell is James Franco? I was thinking James >Franciscus.<

CO2Insanity
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They’re just mimicking the carbon trading market, aka: creating something out of nothing, then selling it for something.

Navyvet
Member

Well actually they are creating NOTHING out of nothing and selling it for something,…..to total effing IDIOTS….ie liberals. At least these guys are honest about it.
Scammer er I mean artist: “Send me your money, but you wont actually get anything for it.”
Idiot: “Duh, okay.”
I suggest these scammers, there I go again I mean artists get a hold of a list of registered democrats. Man, this nothing will sell like wildfire to those people.

hisham
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Empty rooms full of invisible art surely appeal to empty heads full of invisible brains. It’s progressitopia!

rs
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Obama is one of the exhibits. A hefty $3 trillion price tag.

Buck O'Fama
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Entitled the “Unbearableness of Being Light-headed”

sa_rose
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Somehow, that comment is raaaccist. Don’t ask me how, but it must be.

MikaelF
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This scam isn’t even new. It’s a ripoff from the early ’60ies “art” movement called Fluxus. These people also made “art” by doing nothing.

For instance, an “artist” would come on stage with a violin and then stand there for 20 minutes without doing anything and then walk off stage accompanied by thunderers applause from the audience. True connoisseurs could tell if it was Mozart or Beethoven the artist didn’t play.

Plus ça change….

Caphca: S8T3
Now that’s ART!!!

RockingHorseGuy
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So, insanity has been with us for quite some time, then?

Ruben
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Yes… it began with The New Deal, continuing with Gen. McArthur’s firing in Korea, the demonization of Sen. McCarthy, institutional Marxism’s establishment in academia, the Bay of Pigs, LBJ’s ‘Great Society’, the Summer of Love and its subsequent decades of STDs, Roe v. Wade, political refusal to win in Vietnam, the Carter election of 1976… the list goes on and on.

Sven Waring
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Dear IHTM predators and its inbreedership–
Your failure to understand art is just as laughable as your failure to understand the economically sound policies of Barack Obama, the most amazing president of the modern era, policies that are ensuring that America can no longer be accused of global economic hegemony. (That last sentence was a bit of a run-on; however, as a liberal, I am expected to insert the word, “hegemony,” in as many conversations as possible.)
Art is not that which raises the consciousness of the viewer, but raises money for the artist.
I share many things in common with artistes such as James Franco and Praxis. Like an artist that produces invisible art, I and my colleagues in the government often produce work that isn’t really work. In fact, we go one step beyond, we try to make work that leads to more work that we can in no way hope to accomplish, thus ensuring the continuation of the tentacles of our bureaucracy, the true and sacred socialist art.
To paraphrase: government work often imitates work more than work imitates government work.
You have been schooled. Again.

R. Coddington Fahrnsworth, deficit spending artiste

Joe Redfield
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Coddy, old slacker, you failed to work in “meme” or “paradigm” in your otherwise cogent commentary, so you will need to take remedial obfuscation at summer school. Sorry.

Sven Waring
Member

Ruben: I expect to prepare a grant this very moment to create a show with Ms. Lady Gaga. The name of the show will be “Meme and the Hegemony Paradigms.”

Ruben
Member

COMEDY GOLD!

hisham
Guest

Man, you’re good! I’m sure you’ll want an undeserved raise and some more government candy after that one!

Ruben
Member

RCF, I can’t wait to hear your collaboration album with Lady Gaga! I wonder: can you get stimulus money to underwrite its production costs?

DMartyr
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The Jawas made some incredible pieces of artwork at the Jawa Report.

You can contact the artists in comments if you see any you wish to purchase.

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/208370.php

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

They might as well, and while they’re at it, maybe it’s time to admit they all are nothing more then a bunch of lazy blood sucking parasites, who have almost managed to kill their host.

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