Gargbage as Art

Here’s a video from a television show in Australia called the Chaser’s War on Everything. I started on YouTube looking at a song (Tom Waits – Hold On) that was recommended to me and an hour later I was still looking through videos!

There’s plenty more clips of the Chaser’s War on Everything on YouTube here. They hold nothing sacred and poke fun at anyone or anything, but they’re no longer making the show.

The old mattress was probably more interesting than a lot of the stuff at the museum of contemporary art. The only reason I still visit that place is because I walk past it on the way to the Ken Done gallery!

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

Comments

  1. I am not sure why I got such a kick out of this, but it was funny.

    The gallery employee that said ” X didn’t tell me about it, but it looks good!”(close anyway) made me laugh out loud.

  2. The old mattress at the Musuem of Contemporary Art was funny too because it didn’t look out of place next to the real art on show at the time.

  3. Uber chuckle :-)

  4. Donald Frazell says:

    Perfect. ‘Nuff said.

  5. oh gawd, that was hilarious.

  6. As an artist it can sometimes be frustrating to see work in a gallery that you do believe is “garbage.” These guys helped me lighten up a bit about it. Thanks for the laugh…

  7. Funny….”What is Art?”
    Maybe thats what R Mutt really was doing….

  8. Anonymous says:

    I was reprimanded at work for laughing too loud, but it was worth it. Hilarious!

  9. Brilliant. You can tell that the gallery owner who threw away the vacuum takes art a little too seriously. I’m sure in the eighties he was all about Jeff Koons.

  10. way tooo funny. lol

    that’s a good poke at “modern conceptual art”. bring your trash! hehehe…

  11. I did enjoy that, only just had a chance to look at it. I think they were very relaxed about the whole thing at the MCA.

    I can imagine that if someone left an unattended large object like that in a central London gallery they’d probably get the bomb squad in to blow it up.

    Although Banksy left a dead rat in the Natural History Museum in 2004:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/apr/08/arts.education

  12. It’s very very funny thing. ha ha ha…

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