别吃章鱼

什么是好的当代艺术作品?逛完弗利兹的你也许更加迷惘。那么让我们先来讨论一下当一条扭动的章鱼须放在你的面前,你的想法是?

不管你是想生吃还是铁板烧(小编更喜欢铁板那滋滋的快感同时对吃活章鱼行为表示不能接受这都是正常的,说到这里口水已经流下来了。。。

 但如果你告诉我 放生吧施主 或者对我吼 别吃那条章鱼须 并且把 DO NOT EAT OCTOPUS 配上下图大大的打印出来贴墙上,这就是一件很棒也很通俗的当代艺术讽刺作品了

 

另一方面 别吃章鱼准确的戳中了我和很多人的G点或者说痛点 章鱼真的。。。太好吃了。于是我会很剧烈的摆手说

“别逗了哥们,边儿去。这又不是狗肉!”

 

A price is negotiated before a dog is killed and cooked at the Yulin festival in south-west China


于是问题又来了,那么为什么 
DO NOT EAT DOG 就不是一件艺术作品呢?可能在西方看来不要吃狗就是一个 common sense 常识

 当代艺术是不讲常识的,当代艺术喜欢争议和启发。所以如果看到不要吃狗这样的作品西方人大概会觉得自己来错了地方吧。。。

保安,请让我出去

这是我的 HUZHAO/HUKOU

Goshka Macuga, Angela Merkel, 2014 (Jessie Thompson)

 

但如果是 JUST DOPING & EATING DOG 配上如下来自 Frieze Masters <89 北京> 这样的系列作品 再粘点狗毛和针管在画面上,小编相信你一定立刻马上🔥 (对比的89xxx这样的topic的艺术作品放在此时是多么的out 感觉已经被时代抛弃)

天安门 Tiananmen mixed media on canvas 91x73cm © Huang Rui

西直门 Xizhimen oil on canvas 91x130cm © Huang Rui

东直门 Dongzhimen oil on canvas 97x130cm © Huang Rui

回到别吃章鱼,小编翻了翻朋友圈,好像没有几个人发这张作品 ( 难道你们看到都没有感觉吗还是不喜欢吃🐙😒😒😒 )

其实该作品的作者大有来头他就是获得了偷拿奖的杰瑞米戴勒 Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller

British artist Jeremy Deller made a more starkly worded and specific environmental statement—”Do Not Eat Octopus”—in an aquatic blue graphic at Modern Institute. Deller’s recent poster work trolling Britain’s ruling Conservative party, which featured the mocking take on their current slogan in the form of “Strong And Steady My Arse,” caused a sensation when it was pasted up across North London ahead of last summer’s elections.

Strong and steady my arse 从 Peckham 到 Soho  再到 Kentish Town

也算是给首相梅姨从头到脚泼了一盆抠脚大汉的洗甲水~ 

No mincing words in Camden! #StrongAndStable#strongandstablemyarse #camden #GeneralElection2017#theresamay #TheresaMayIn5Words #election

曾几何时他还是一个画家,不过最近10年感觉越来越话痨了,总是在絮絮叨叨 maybe 我们又要见证一个被时代抛弃的English Magic

A Good Day for Cyclists, 2013 © Jeremy Deller

而他为什么要做这样一个别吃章鱼的作品呢?大概是回应2016年有位圣母 Elle Hunt 说的 “你真的爱动物吗?那么就别吃章鱼!”在文章中 Elle 列举了章鱼作为智慧生物,所以我们不应该吃章鱼的种种理由:

 

  • Octopuses were the first intelligent beings on Earth, evolving more than 400m years ago and some 230m years before mammals. They have two more hearts and about 10,000 more genes than humans do. Three-fifths of their neurons are in their arms, which they can regrow. 
  • Octopuses can navigate mazes, solve puzzle toys, open jars – even childproof ones – without instruction. (Those in captivity stimulated thusly are said to be more likely to escape.)
  • One was observed by a researcher bringing rocks back to its den, stacking them at the entrance, then going to sleep with peace of mind. Another was filmed carrying two halves of a coconut along the ocean floor – stopping, pulling them together, then climbing inside.
  • The Pacific striped variety is known to tap shrimp on the opposite side of its body – its shoulder, if you will – causing it to jump into its waiting arms.

章鱼不光是美味的食物以及外星智慧生物的化身,同时还和全球气候变暖以及过度捕捞鱼类相关。

当我们发现一副简单的标语却含有如此巨大且被忽视的信息量,充满了争议和启发,而我等众人却只以肤浅的吃货的心来打量面前的 Baby squid salad,便不能不佩服 DO NOT EAT OCTOPUS真正好的当代艺术作品了。( But there is a Chinese old saying 吃啥补啥 章鱼这么聪明 吃起来一定很补脑咯 又多了一条要吃章鱼的理由 )

 

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