TAL­ING ABOUT ART

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

An alert reader found this in the news the other day. An art in­stal­la­tion of empty cham­pagne bot­tles and spent party pop­pers re­opened in Italy this week, three days af­ter clean­ing staff mis­took it for rub­bish and binned it. The art­work “Where shall we go danc­ing tonight?” was in­tended to in­voke the con­sumerism, financial spec­u­la­tion, mass me­dia and par­ties of the 1980s, but fell foul of un­wary clean­ers over the week­end. Af­ter re­al­is­ing the mis­take, staff at the Mu­seion Bozen-Bolzano in the north­ern Alto Adige re­gion if Italy hastily sal­vaged the ma­te­ri­als from rub­bish sacks and recre­ated the art­work. Mu­seum di­rec­tor Le­tizia Ra­gaglia sug­gested the in­ci­dent had served to get peo­ple talk­ing about mod­ern art. Co­conut is stuck for words on this one . . .

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