This is a very interesting and controversial work of art. Originally, it was just a bull standing there, appearing to charge down wall street. The charging bull, which represents the sort of free market economy we have here in the U.S. – is in my opinion the perfect work of art to go on wall street. However, later on (very recently) the little girl statue was added on to appear standing in front of the charging bull. This piece if meant to represent a fearless girl, which is meant to empower the modern feminist movement. Overall, I like both pieces but I think the fearless girl is simply out of place, also I think that it’s disrespectful to the other artists works (the bull), since it wasn’t his intention to have the girl there – and as a result changes the whole meaning of the art.
Friday, April 28, 2017
I picked the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery Memorial Chapel because I like the idea of having LED lights in a chapel. The unique blend of both warm and cool colors creates a very fascinating scene. It gives off good vibes and I really like how it draws attention to the room as a whole – creating an all inclusive atmosphere in the room. Overall, this is one of my favorite things we have looked at so far this year.
Wassily Kandinsky, often referred to as the “father of abstract art”, produced some very unique paintings in the field of abstract art. His works are thought provoking, and even looking at some of his works just makes you wonder how in the world he was inspired to create such a thing. It would be very interesting to learn where some of influences come from. Wassily Kandinsky remains the most well known artist of the abstract movement.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
I personally think this should be a permanent figure on wall street because awareness needs to be brought to Gender Inequality and Women Empowerment everyday not just International Women's Day. I love the idea of using a young girl because this shows the upcoming women that they can be just as equal to men, while we may be little in society, our goals and ambitions must reflect our future as strong women.
I think it was important how they did not want to include the aspect of gender inequality, rather this was about women empowerment, the VP of Staet Global Advisor stated that it was not meant to be anything confrontational, rather it was there to represent a woman's place in society and that she can face anything.
I believe the sculpture of the Fearless Girl should stay in place and should not be taken down. I think that that piece challenges a male dominated field and that it is very positive. This sculpture is a great addition to the bull. Change is good and needed and people need to learn to get used to it. I am glad that it stayed up for longer than one week and i hope it stays there for good. This is an inspiring piece and I think its great it has started up so much conversation
The Fearless Girl statue has caused many people to become divided over its purpose and wether it should remain there or not. I believe the the purpose wasn’t meant to be taken away from the bull’s meaning, but to add to it. I think it’s saying that all women should be equal to men in the workforce and it shows the goals of growing women. I don’t agree with the creator of the bull saying that the girl is attacking it because it’s not its showing how women can stand up for themselves and what they believe in. I think the Fearless girl is inspiring and should stay where it is and not be taken down.
I do not think that the fearless girl should be seen as a controversial issue, not only is it innocent and just representing a good cause for the rights of women, but the fact that some people are so appalled by it shows the real issue and why the statue is there in the first place. I think the statue is empowering to both women and young girls and that it should stay on Wall Street.
The statue of the fearless girl has had much controversy about the image wall street holds with male domination. Personally I think the statue does challenge just that, and the fact that it causes another piece of art to look bad is ridiculous and wrong. It should not matter if you are male or female, if you have the skills to be part of the elite you will be. The fact that someone needs to pull a handicap card of gender discrimination is ridiculous.
Fearless girl is a sculpture dropped in New York city back in March. I feel this scultupure is a symbol of the American dream, the fearless person taking on the challenges of the Big Apple, and looking at all the oppurnitys he or she has in this large city and country altogether
I personally like the new statue they have put up in the financial district. Not only does it having a meaning behind it but also a sense of empowerment for women in the financial world. New York is the epicenter of finance and is setting the agenda for everyone else, to raise involvement of women in the finance industry and corporations.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The fact that people are taking offense to this statute is pitiful. The statute placement and meaning from my point of view is absolutely perfect. Here stands this young GIRL standing fearless in front of a giant intimidating bull who will easily trample her, but this doesn't stop the little girl for standing up and trying. Wall Street is the perfect location because this area of the city is know as a Financial District area and majority of the workers there are blue collar men, but this girl is the opposite of that impression. My hope is that this inspires more woman to act like this little girl to be fearless and not afraid to take a stand.
I personally do not feel a need for Wall Street’s “Fearless Girl”. I truly believe it represents feminism and divides our country even more than it already is. My opinion aside, I do like the attention to detail the artist used to create the statue. I like how vivid the facial features and how perfectly proportional it is.
This statue has created an uproar by many for its double meaning. Some people find it amazing that the girl challenges Wall Street's Charging Bull and some find it offensive to Arturo Di Modica. I believe that this statue should stay if the meaning is to encourage more women to play an active role in the corporate work force. However, if the purpose was to bring uproar, protests, and to pit women against the American economy then it is hard to support something like that. I find it inspiring that a message was sent for the girl to be a partner with the bull and represent the power of women.
I think the sculpture of fearless girl should remain where it is for as long as the bull is there. I think it's safe to say woman should have same rights as men, even though I believe this will change certain stigma that women have about men. This work does speak volumes and for the simple fact that it is so controversial it should remain there. Our society is so scared of change and new art challenging old ideas. There is nothing wrong with change and we should instead embrace it. This is the perfect example of art having a voice in our social and political atmosphere and this is what art should be about, Change, or inspiring change.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
I choose the Temple Church in Bristol UK, because It gives off a very natural and holistic vibe. The temple was built from salvaged pieces around the area after World War II. The temple in my opinion represents that its not about the venue of the arts but the performance.
I chose this work by Louise Nevelson because its a very refreshing modern take on the chapels you seen done over centuries. This abstract chapel captures every bit that it should look like while still standing out using it unique style. Alone the abstract pieces on the wall are enough to make this beautiful but adding the whole atmosphere really ties it together. Right in our vicinity of Midtown Manhattan its defiantly something worth checking out.
Theaster Gates, Sanctum, 2015
TEMPLE CHURCH, BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
The wooden design of the exterior is what drew me to this. Its history also incorporates to its look as well, as it is the ruins of a previous bombing. The roof window is really cool as well as the front windows, which give it a welcoming look that draws you into it.
I chose this chapel because there were no pews shown. It's non-traditional to say the least. I also love the use of color in a way stain glass is not usually seen in a church. The colors resemble those of the LGBT community and I thought that it allowed for an open mind in church where people of at community might normally feel unwelcome.
I chose the 1978 Sister Chapel at PS1 in Queens not only because the beauty, details and colors of each piece but what it represents. Sister Chapel is eleven huge portraits of inspiration beautiful women that come from all different backgrounds. Greenstein collaborated with different female artists to get this done. This is a beautiful representation of womanhood, female empowerment and just the beauty and strength of women.
The one I liked the most was Dorotheenstadt Cemetery Memorial Chapel. The idea of the LED lights was very fascinating and the way they changed based on where the sun was is very unique. I liked how it brought together the natural and spiritual world. I think the idea of transcendent Chapels is very unique. I would imagine how hard it is to bring light installations into Chapels. These transcendent Chapels makes you look at them in a different way than you normally would have. Some of them make you feel like you’re in a museum rather than a Chapel.
A visit to the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery Memorial Chapel, created by James Turrell, appears to be a surreal experience. What I find most interesting with this particular chapel are the light installations put in place. The colors displayed inside the building when the sun sets truly captures the beauty of nature while incorporating many aspects of art. I like the simplicity the artist used to create this chapel. I like how something so simple (the lighting) can have a huge impact on the artist’s work.