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Micheal Johansson makes installation art (that doesn't suck -Ed.) from household items
posted by mhjb (15 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
The garden tools as model parts resin tree is great.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:11 PM on April 23, 2011


I like the garden tools on a model tree, but now I feel like I'm playing Portal 2 again at the turret manufacturing part.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:19 PM on April 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


That man probably plays a mean Tetris.
posted by potch at 8:27 PM on April 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've seen his cut out stuff before, and it's really great. Fantastic.

The box stuff....eh...meh.

But I ain't no hater. He's cool. Thanks.
posted by Lutoslawski at 8:31 PM on April 23, 2011


that doesn't suck -Ed.

This is unnecessary. We don't need to start out with the assumption that instillation art sucks. It sets a weird tone for the discussion.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:39 PM on April 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Unixrat already called bullshit on this one.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 9:43 PM on April 23, 2011


I've seen his cut out stuff before, and it's really great. Fantastic.

The box stuff....eh...meh.


Consider your opinion officially canceled out by my opposite one.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:04 PM on April 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe the FPP just means to imply that installation art made from household items typically sucks. The defense calls Tara Donovan to the stand...
posted by Chef Flamboyardee at 10:05 PM on April 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's not unnecessary, AZ, if he wants people to click the link. I've been dragged to a fair few gallery openings in my time and the difference between most installation art and a heap of junk left out for the dustbin men is about 75p worth of solder.
posted by joannemullen at 5:12 AM on April 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


Someone is going to the wrong gallery openings.

I do like the concept (and resulting work) of mass-produced ready-made model parts. The other stuff is pleasant to look at but imho doesn't transcend or subvert the influences of big-box merchandising design yet, but it's getting there.
posted by stagewhisper at 8:52 AM on April 24, 2011


(also, if you can't get to places that show decent installation art, google is your friend.)
posted by stagewhisper at 9:06 AM on April 24, 2011


Funny.
posted by rusty at 9:26 AM on April 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you think that installation art sucks by default then why are you going to gallery openings? If you think that an entire abstract category of meaningful construction sucks, then why should anyone care if you click a link? If you need the explicit assurance that a link does not suck, then why not just take the word of a random mefite who needs their own blog instead of clicking?
posted by cmoj at 11:42 AM on April 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


installation art (that doesn't suck -Ed.)

Obviously an expert on the medium.
posted by ovvl at 8:16 PM on April 24, 2011


I liked the part where everyone salivated when Pavlov rang his bell.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:26 PM on April 24, 2011


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