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Wim Delvoye's Gothic Art
August 11, 2008 11:20 AM   Subscribe

When Gothic Art and Radiology Collide: The Gothic Work of Wim Delvoye (previously). [Via Medgadget]
posted by homunculus (15 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some links possibly NSFW.
posted by homunculus at 11:24 AM on August 11, 2008


Is it just me or is there an extremely creepy serial murdering psychopath vibe to these?

The top two image hits on his name (to find his Wikipedia page) return some possibly-NSFW images.
posted by DU at 11:26 AM on August 11, 2008


Radiology porn and steampunk-ish construction equipment...Very Boing-Boing.
posted by greatgefilte at 11:34 AM on August 11, 2008


Hmmm... he probably has someone else design and construct complicated machines that turn "food" into "shit." He puts his name on them, as he's the "artist." Ahhh... what a profound statement! He hides rumpy pumpy in his art. Ooooo.... how transgressive... Wanker....
posted by njohnson23 at 11:41 AM on August 11, 2008


They're a bit clumsily executed, to be honest.
posted by Mister_A at 11:44 AM on August 11, 2008


Love the Caterpillars and the Chapelle Luxembourg Mudam. Thanks for the links!
posted by Heretic at 11:48 AM on August 11, 2008


Hmmm... he probably has someone else design and construct complicated machines that turn "food" into "shit." He puts his name on them, as he's the "artist."

So wait...the artist responsible for a building is really a carpenter, not an architect?
posted by DU at 11:59 AM on August 11, 2008


‘The fusion of science and pornography’ (WARNING! Exceptionally unsafe for work)
posted by homunculus at 12:07 PM on August 11, 2008


I like these and these...
Oh and this... just for the 'outrage' factor
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:09 PM on August 11, 2008


That pig has some decent ink.
posted by Mister_A at 12:17 PM on August 11, 2008


I saw his machine that makes shit (called "cloaca") at the New Museum years ago. It was crap. I also remember his tattooed chickens and pigs, etc. He's Belgium's answer to Damien Hirst.
posted by ornate insect at 1:34 PM on August 11, 2008


In response to DU, an architect designs the building and the carpenter builds it to this specification. Granted, the carpenter adds her skill and possible artistry into the mix. This guy probably just had an idea - make a machine that makes shit. Somebody else did all the other work. It's like an architect saying, "Let's make a building!" Take a look at The End of Art by Donald Kuspit...
posted by njohnson23 at 2:35 PM on August 11, 2008


The term "Gothic" is way, way overused. Stretched all thin and meaningless.
posted by signal at 4:04 PM on August 11, 2008


In other crappy contemporary art collisions, a giant inflatable dog turd by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday. What's with all the shit?
posted by ornate insect at 6:19 PM on August 11, 2008


I thought his crap work was just that, so I never explored his other work much. But I do like this "Gothic" art of his.
posted by homunculus at 6:43 PM on August 11, 2008


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