TALING ABOUT ART
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 . . .