Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The sculpture’s not for kicking

Maybe Scott Eady insisted that his Kick Me sculpture was protected by a flimsy rope barrier in the City Gallery exhibition The obstinate object as added irony, but we’re pretty sure we saw it on show in Auckland with no barriers at all. The written material claims that Eady "makes disruptive and troublesome sculpture” although it's hard to imagine it causing much trouble if the audience isn't even allowed close enough to touch it. Why the caution? What’s the worst thing anyone can do? Kick it?

Other OTN stories about barriers to enjoying art:
Paying the piper in Upper Hutt
A barriers medley