Author Topic: The girl with the vaginal smearing  (Read 4373 times)

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2021, 11:30:11 AM »
Well, if the artist did this anonymously then yeah I'd agree with you.

Not really about the artist though, is it?  Any more than any work is and far less than some.  The artist clearly looked to include a wide group in the piece and said so.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2021, 11:35:01 AM »
All a bit 15Petra20 really.

Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2021, 11:56:36 AM »
You lot can argue amongst yourselves till the cows come home but, this, like the man who nailed his bollocks to the floor in Russia, is at best preposterous, self indulgent and adolescent. There may be a valid point and all that, dose t mean the way you are making it is unintentionally ridiculous. Nowt wrong with bing puerile either. Try and say some rude words for private parts in the overly plummy voice of Brian Sewell, you never know you might enjoy yourself.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2021, 12:17:56 PM »
<adds to buddies list>

fuckin love this dumb brain of mine sometimes.  Swap and swab are two words to try to definitely remember not to mix up in certain circumstances.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2021, 12:31:31 PM »
a certain strata of cringeworthy toffs will lap this up, but it's just more posturing shit. nowt new.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2021, 12:33:14 PM »
string up Charles Saatchi!

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2021, 12:50:09 PM »
These little art stunts are mostly just tedious as fuck grifts I suppose and dont really mean anything. I don't see how this is any more meaningful than Paltrow doing minge candles.

But people in society need something to do so let vag art lady grt on with it. Although fuck knows what she'll do when the patriarchy is gone and we accept vaginas or something. Anus art? Are anuses oppressed?

not sure you've thought this through

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2021, 12:53:24 PM »
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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2021, 12:56:40 PM »
I just wanted a thread to make vagina-artist puns for shits and giggles if I'm honest.

Hymenyous Bosch and Georgia O'Queef.


You know that kind of thing.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2021, 12:58:43 PM »
Whatever crotch-smell she wants to drift through the halls of the Tate Modern, she's a pretentious lob-on of a human being.

Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2021, 12:58:52 PM »
Georgia O'Keefe and the Vaginal Flowers would be a good name for a band.

Btw does anyone remember that time when Stavvers, an obnoxious feminist blogger, made bread with her own vaginal yeast?

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2021, 01:00:17 PM »
I "love" the radical posturing of contemporary art manifestos:

"humans have neglected the olfactory in favour of the optical" means the same as "have neglected smells in favour of sight", but that wouldn't sound clever / mysterious enough

This is a nailed-on example of pretentious diction.

Buelligan

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2021, 01:01:09 PM »
This is a nailed-on example of pretentious diction.

D'you mean using big words?  Showing off?

Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2021, 01:01:31 PM »
Being serious, I'm all for demystifying the human body and getting rid of the idea that vaginas have to smell of roses, but this exhibition sounds gross. Not for me, Clive.

ETA: I thought it was alliteration.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2021, 01:01:36 PM »
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To that end, she asked 100 female friends and colleagues for swab samples. Some swabbed their mouths, others their vaginas. Yi used these samples to grow bacteria in petri dishes, then analysed scent molecules from the collected bacteria, translated the data into a formula and produced a chemical – rather in the way commercial fragrances are made.

Sounds impressively technical, but a bit of a veneer for some bad science. While bacteria do contribute to the various smells humans produce, it's obviously a bit more complex than that.

Bacteria can't replicate the smells of pineapple or asparagus mate.

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« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2021, 01:05:30 PM »
I'm not sure that was her intention, was it?  If she was after replicating a thing, it'd probably be wise to concentrate on just the one sample or the one organ/bodily part anyway.  IMO, it's about releasing the palpable expression of women's prohibited self, forcing the audience to suck it up, if you will. 

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2021, 01:07:53 PM »
not sure you've thought this through

It'll have to fuck off sometime.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2021, 01:16:58 PM »
Whatever crotch-smell she wants to drift through the halls of the Tate Modern, she's a pretentious lob-on of a human being.

I know this isn't quite what you're doing, but it annoys me when people send stuff like this to Pseud's Corner in Private Eye. She's a conceptual artist who's exhibiting at Tate Modern, who is just doing her job. If she were (eg) the drummer out of Spandau Ballet coming out with this stuff, then go ahead.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2021, 01:22:01 PM »
Anus art? Are anuses oppressed?

Yes please we could have Sandro Bottismelli then

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2021, 01:46:01 PM »
D'you mean using big words?  Showing off?

No, I mean using needlessly complicated words where simple words would do.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2021, 01:47:15 PM »
What if Wickus Vandermerwe had painted the girl with the rancid ring gauge earlobe instead?
(wanking as I type this)

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2021, 01:48:12 PM »
I know this isn't quite what you're doing, but it annoys me when people send stuff like this to Pseud's Corner in Private Eye. She's a conceptual artist who's exhibiting at Tate Modern, who is just doing her job. If she were (eg) the drummer out of Spandau Ballet coming out with this stuff, then go ahead.

So she gets a free pass to strot out this attention-seeking garbage because she's been to art college, a luxury most people can't afford?

No. It's hacky bollocks dressed up in breathily overhyped, over-Latinated vecabulary: standard art-wank.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2021, 01:55:17 PM »
What if you take all the words out of it?  Just think about the ideas using your own words?

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2021, 02:04:24 PM »
So she gets a free pass to strot out this attention-seeking garbage because she's been to art college, a luxury most people can't afford?

No. It's hacky bollocks dressed up in breathily overhyped, over-Latinated vecabulary: standard art-wank.

Of course it is.

Oh, and mate. Fucking hell.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2021, 02:12:25 PM »
I'm def going to art college somehow and rubbing my knob with a cotton swab and put that on display. Someone here could easily knock up some guff about it being high art and powerful. Something about the fragility of the male ego and cock smell.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2021, 02:13:46 PM »
Look, I've been sniffing vaginas for years and not been put off yet.

gilbertharding

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2021, 02:16:44 PM »
Well, I must admit it's been fun seeing everyone's reaction to a piece of pretty bog-standard conceptual art as if it's all a brand new idea.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2021, 02:20:13 PM »
Finally if seriously asked me to go to an exhibition that smelt of willies or vaginas - I would go with the vaginas every time and Imagine 99.99% of men would too.

I'd actually challenge you (and anybody else) to tell the difference.

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Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2021, 02:23:14 PM »
I "love" the radical posturing of contemporary art manifestos:
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Yi’s work is often olfactory, honouring the sense she thinks humans have neglected in favour of the optical. “I’ve always maintained that when you’re on death row,” she once said, “you should get last scents or last sounds, the same way you get last meals.”
"humans have neglected the olfactory in favour of the optical" means the same as "have neglected smells in favour of sight", but that wouldn't sound clever / mysterious enough

That's liberal 'radicalism' for you. I’ve always maintained that when you’re on death row, you shouldn't be on death row.

Re: The girl with the vaginal smearing
« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2021, 02:24:09 PM »
Demand Socialist Realism! Death to bourgeois self-indulgence!

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