Was I wrong? The skywhale saga ptII


Did I get my tits in a tangle over nothing? did I boob up? Did I make a giant whale of a mistake? Am I full of hot air? Or am I simply ignorant of ‘art’?

Okay, so if you didn’t get it yet I am referring to the skywhale. If you believe the media defendants and Robyn Archer the Skywhale is a huge success. Firstly it is apparently a beautiful piece of art, I am yet to see how a whale with tits would ever be a piece of  art, let alone the massive stretch that is trying to link up with Canberra.

But the second part I am really starting to believe is that all news is good news! The amount of international media

is undeniable, and apparently not even totally measurable. I read one article saying that it could bring millions into the area with the soft marketing! I thought I would link just some of the huge amount of articles if you felt like a read.

http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/in-defence-of-the-skywhale-20130517-2jroo.html

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/floating-in-wonder-with-skywhale-20130519-2ju9n.html

http://www.metafilter.com/127994/Up-in-the-sky-Its-a-bird-Its-a-plane-Its-aSky-Whale

http://designtaxi.com/news/357696/Artist-Creates-A-Whale-That-Can-Float-In-The-Sky/

http://blogs.abc.net.au/canberra/2013/05/sollys-satirical-sing-a-long-skywhale-work-of-art-or-eyesore-.html

http://www.theage.com.au/photogallery/act-news/canberra-centenary/the-centenary-of-canberra-skywhale-20130510-2jbq7.html?selectedImage=3

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/18/Sky-Whale/ 

http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/act-news/canberra-centenary/the-centenary-of-canberra-skywhale-20130510-2jbq7.html

http://www.thevine.com.au/life/art/in-defense-of-the-skywhale-canberras-wonder-of-the-world/

http://cybergazing.wordpress.com/tag/sky-whale-at-canberra/

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/whale-of-an-evolutionary-time/2003867.article

http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/sky-whale-with-ten-teats-is-piccinini-taking-the-piss/

http://blog.gessato.com/2013/05/13/the-sky-whale-by-patricia-piccinini/

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/photogallery/act-news/canberra-centenary/the-centenary-of-canberra-skywhale-20130510-2jbq7.html

http://the-riotact.com/meet-the-skywhale-here-to-join-the-centenary-celebrations/103412

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-10/skywhale-could-cost-up-to-300k/4681892

http://canberrahub.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/udderly-delightful-sky-whale-destined.html

http://the-riotact.com/johnboy-crowned-skywhale-king-at-in-canberra-tonight/104384

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-centenary/skywhale-tale-grows-by-at-least-100000-20130510-2jc68.html

http://www.news.com.au/travel/australia/look-up-in-the-sky-its-what-is-that-thing-skywhale-balloon-marks-canberra-anniversary/story-e6frfq89-1226638931846

http://hifructose.com/2013/05/14/video-patricia-piccininis-sky-whale-hot-air-balloon-sculpture-takes-flight/

 

 

 

So is the skywhale a success? In my very humble opinion I would give it a half mark! Half points for bring some media to Canberra, because all media is good media apparently. But end of the day… still ugly ;)

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Was I wrong? The skywhale saga ptII

  1. Patricia Piccinini is a famous artist who has created some controversial works. In my opinion her works aren’t known for their beauty or accessibility to the general public. As a hot air balloon, it’s probably more accessible than a lot of ‘High Art’ but still…

    A couple of quotes from Banksy:

    Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions, and buy records by the billions. ‘We the people’ affect the making and quality of most of our culture, but not our art.

    The Art we look at is made by only a select few. A small group create, promote, purchase, exhibit and decide the success of Art. Only a few hundred people in the world have any real say. When you go to an Art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires…

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