Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Serpentine ‘Gallery’ – Frank Gehry

serp1_37311aI give you tonight a complete piece of shit -- a work of total architectural fraud -- talked up as 'art' in a piece here from The Independent that is emblematic of the synergy between critic and charlatan. 

The critique is as bad as the ‘architecture.’  Like an artistic Ponzi scheme, both critic and the so-called ‘architect’ need each other -- and the arrival of new suckers -- to survive.

This is crap that needs the fertiliser of bullshit to flourish. Architecture that isn’t worth the enormous effort that it takes to assemble. A fraud that isn’t worth the energy to unravel.

In a word: it’s shit.  Very, very expensive shit.

Are you buying it?

9 comments:

  1. A truck carrying a load of building materials had an accident and this is the result.

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  2. It takes an awful lot of expertise, energy and intelligence -- and a truckload of money -- to put together a collection of building products as seemingly random as this.

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  3. I reckon that's going to leak.

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  4. Hopefully, public money was not used as a platform so this coot could 'playfully float shards etc etc' to create this mess.

    The king has no clothes.

    It gives new force to the contractor's term 'fuggin architects'.

    George

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  5. OSH would have a field day with it...

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  6. Based on the photograph, I would say you are 100% correct that it is "crap that needs the fertiliser of bullshit to flourish".

    But my god, what a great PHRASE you have coined to describe it!

    This is crap that needs the fertiliser of bullshit to flourish. This is crap that needs the fertiliser of bullshit to flourish. This is crap that needs the fertiliser of bullshit to flourish. This is crap that needs the fertiliser of bullshit to flourish.

    Magnificent, Peter!

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  7. Michael's handed me yet another lesson. All those words I used to talk about it, when I only needed to use just four.

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