Monday, August 3, 2009

Understanding Modern Art?

So yes there's this new exhibit called "Slebrity" that has the jungle drums banging away. It consists of names printed on boards mounted on delightfully attractive pieces of plywood - which (the plywood I mean) I assume is intended to evoke SL. I suppose in a way it's a very successful exhibit because it certainly has some people talking .... although they're not talking about "Slebrity" as much as they are about "this is art?".

My first reaction was "huh?". My second reaction was "why did I spend 3 months making Drama Dolls? I could have just put up signs named "Elf" or "Blogger".

My third reaction though was in response to a closer look at one of the names.


All of the names have trademark symbols on them. Does that mean that the image is trademarked? In which case I would expect it to be in the corner not attached to the name. And if the name is trademarked .... who owns it? If it's the artist then we're all in trouble. Anybody could trademark our names. If it's the subject - then I think they could demand compensation. :)

5 comments:

Dale Innis said...

Haha that is silly!

I'm guessing the "tm" signs, like the entire rest of it, is to get people talking about what it might mean.

Dale Innis said...

... but meta-art is so XXth Century...

Honour said...

lol ooooh Dale you are cruel :)

Mister Crap said...

Pffft. It's garbage.

-ls/cm

Lizzie Lexington said...

LOL I think he is making fun of these "Slebrities" hahaha.