Chris Burden’s has struck again at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; but this time, with a new sense of art style.
In the 1970’s Burden’s began with a more drastic style of art. In the article, they mention that he was shot in the arm for an art piece. Now, he has been drawn to a more objective form of art. After four years, Burden is now opening up his new art piece: Metropolis II
The writer, Alex Schmidt, explains the sculpture:
The piece is a 10-foot-tall model of a city. Basically, it fills up a room. There are colored buildings here and there, and dozens of aluminum tracks sloping over, under and around them at different levels. An operator steps under some tracks, into the middle of the sculpture, and flips a few switches.
It’s not your ordinary piece of artwork. Artists have been known in the past decade to stretch the boundaries of what exactly art is. Truthfully, in my opinion, it looks like an adult version of a hot wheels racetrack.
In addition to the article is a short documentary on his new artwork.
The article is well written and gives you a good image of who the artist is. The quotes that are used bring the story to life. The explanation of the sound that the cars and the machine makes, make you feel as if you are there listening to them. I also enjoyed the quote about how all the cars are not attached to tracks and so an actual car wreck is possible.
In the end, my main question was, is newsworthy? If it is newsworthy, what makes it worthy?
Also, do you feel that this is focused on a specific audience? If you weren’t interested in art, would you click on this article and read it?
Even though the documentary is nearly six minutes, did you feel it was worth watching? Was this beneficial to the rest of the article?
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