A Day Without (Public) Art

by Art Fag City on November 25, 2008 · 10 comments Newswire

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Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Civic Square Building. Artist unknown. Image via: Sheena 2.0

Anaba thinks re instituting A Day Without Art will find some traction within the blogosphere, though my hope is that communities with public art gone wrong will be the real beneficiaries of this event.  I will never forget the time I personally experienced A Day Without Art give Rutgers students a break from the worst public sculpture I’ve ever known by draping the piece in black cloth: I was literally euphoric.  For the well being of the New Brunswick art community and students my hope is that  this is repeated once more on December 1st.  The gesture is meant to memorialize the loss of artists to AIDS, so aside from small personal gain, the cause is certainly worthy.

Omitted but relevant factual details about Anaba’s post: Michael Buitron, a california artist and blogger, e-mailed the suggestion. His idea is to highlight the work of an artist who died of aids on that day.

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martin November 25, 2008 at 6:46 pm

it was actually michael buitron, a california artist and blogger, who e-mailed me the suggestion… and his idea is to highlight – on that day – the work of an artist who died of aids.

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martin November 25, 2008 at 1:46 pm

it was actually michael buitron, a california artist and blogger, who e-mailed me the suggestion… and his idea is to highlight – on that day – the work of an artist who died of aids.

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Art Fag City November 25, 2008 at 7:54 pm

ugh. I’m an idiot.

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Art Fag City November 25, 2008 at 2:54 pm

ugh. I’m an idiot.

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Jan-Vincent November 28, 2008 at 1:09 am

The sculpture in front of Mason Gross is called ‘The Tuning Fork Oracle’ by Alice Aycock.

It’s an eyesore but its shade can be nice sometimes. Shout out to my fellow MGSA alumni.

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Jan-Vincent November 27, 2008 at 8:09 pm

The sculpture in front of Mason Gross is called ‘The Tuning Fork Oracle’ by Alice Aycock.

It’s an eyesore but its shade can be nice sometimes. Shout out to my fellow MGSA alumni.

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Art Fag City November 28, 2008 at 1:36 am

Trees provide great shade too.

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Art Fag City November 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Trees provide great shade too.

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Miss Dabree December 15, 2008 at 10:27 pm

I completely agree with you on this sculpture being from the area. It’s poop.

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Miss Dabree December 15, 2008 at 5:27 pm

I completely agree with you on this sculpture being from the area. It’s poop.

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