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11.08.2008

the MOCA fucking sucks.


Alright, so I went to the Museum of Contemporary Arts today, and let me tell you, it fucking sucked.
the exhibition was pretentious and sterile, and the museum staff knows NOTHING about art.

There was an obvious kinetic piece displayed on the museum grounds---no where near the piece were there ANY signs that you couldn't touch it...so i did.
It was a winding noise (rain) maker. And so I turned the handle, and a museum security guard came up to me and said..."NO! you can't touch ANYTHING in here..."

ya.


So, KC said "Well there are no signs that indicate that"

the lady "there are signs on the door."

oh you mean the door that's 2000000 ft away? oh, thanks.


hello. it's a fucking museum! an ART museum. Unless specified by the artist or museum staff (verbally/or in writing BY THE PIECE) things are going to get touched. If the piece is so sacred, put it under glass, put rope around it, or put it on a literal pedestal. That sends the message "do not touch" to the masses. But, just leaving something out in the open is, I'm sorry, inviting.

the dumb security-guard requested my information, just in case something was wrong with the piece, "for liability reasons." Can you fucking believe that? As if i'm going to pay the fucking artist for damage to his ugly concept-lacking piece.


first of all, whoever thinks their art is "too good" that people have to treat it as being a gift from god... "OH GOD, DO NOT TOUCH! is lame. Especially if you're piece LOOKS and IS kinetic.

secondly, where is the signage? Even in the lame-ass hawaii museums (and I mean ALLLLLLL of the museums) have signs indicating whether you can touch something or not..and the signs are posted RIGHT NEXT TO THE PIECE, not at the door--which NO ONE CHECKS.

third, if the piece was so sacred, and signage was limited, a guard should have been standing RIGHT NEXT to the piece.


UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

on top of that, the show was LAME and underwhelming. It was a big waste of CASH. I though the weekends were free, but no, it's 10 dollars to get in. 10$ for the lamest collection EVER. Besides the one Kruger piece, the show lacked life. The displays/placement of the art was obvious, the installations were weak, and the overall lighting of the some-what HUGE museum was disappointing.

I must say, I've seen better shows at the Hawaii Contemporary museum. In fact, their (hawaii's) permanent collection (I feel) would put the MOCA to shame. And that's a little too surprising to me, seeing how hawaii's museum is only the mere size of a house.

UGH UGH UGH.




That whole experience made me ashamed to be in the arts and upset to be grouped in the same category of elitist art snobs. UGH.
FUCK ART.

**Winnie

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