History of Loss

History of Loss

It is no longer there, but History of Loss by Sudarshan Shetty was a fairly popular part of the Vancouver Biennale. At least I think it was and, certainly, it was not as controversial as some of the other pieces. Unfortunately, it proved to be a little too popular with some because they decided to start stealing the small wrecked models of Volkswagen Beetles that were encased, tomblike in the sculpture. Because of that, it was removed.

I find that disappointing but not nearly as disappointing as those works that were removed due to complaints by people who are incapable of accepting anything more challenging than a Gap outlet store. The fantastic Device to Root Out Evil was one such victim of that type of ignorance.

Harsh? Perhaps, but I am very pro public art and have little patience for those who contribute nothing more than complaints whenever a new work dents one of their various fragile sensibilities.

My other photographs of works in the Vancouver Biennale can be found in the gallery. As of this posting, there aren't so many, but I have lots of photos, I just haven't posted them yet. I'll have to get on that.

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Taken: 2010-03-20 23:24:21
Posted: 2013-02-03 | 16:00





History of Loss

History of Loss

It is no longer there, but History of Loss by Sudarshan Shetty was a fairly popular part of the Vancouver Biennale. At least I think it was and, certainly, it was not as controversial as some of the other pieces. Unfortunately, it proved to be a little too popular with some because they decided to start stealing the small wrecked models of Volkswagen Beetles that were encased, tomblike in the sculpture. Because of that, it was removed.

I find that disappointing but not nearly as disappointing as those works that were removed due to complaints by people who are incapable of accepting anything more challenging than a Gap outlet store. The fantastic Device to Root Out Evil was one such victim of that type of ignorance.

Harsh? Perhaps, but I am very pro public art and have little patience for those who contribute nothing more than complaints whenever a new work dents one of their various fragile sensibilities.

My other photographs of works in the Vancouver Biennale can be found in the gallery. As of this posting, there aren't so many, but I have lots of photos, I just haven't posted them yet. I'll have to get on that.

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35mm Focal Length:
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f 13
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-03-20 23:24:21
Posted: 2013-02-03 | 16:00


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