7/30/2006

Gedi Sibony



















23 comments:

kelli said...

Sometimes an artist is liked by every part of the food chain except other artists who dismiss them totally. Sometimes it's envy. Sometimes it's WTF?

bluebalz said...

dont get this one, seems like there is not much there except something about fashion and being connected to the ri ght institutions and people, the materials are not compelling enough to justify the slightness, i feel like i;ve seen it before, better. i also dont see anything of the artist in these, i know he is a darling of the art world now, but that will pass with time. maybe the work will grow when he has to deal with obscurity and being forgotten, he will have a lot of great ideas that are started in this work to go from. formally he is interesting but the subtext is boring.

kelli said...

things only Europeans can get away with: dry conceptual art, designer jeans, polyamory

no-where-man said...

oh ! DAY FOR NIGHT, - they used the same physical recognation of the surrounding space and awarness of the process of construction with the "what you see is what you see section" of Full House, - yum. comfort food.

zipthwung said...

Geddy Sibony, Dweezil Zappa, Sissel Kardel Harmony Korine.

Im working on my aphasia.

Jedi would be a good name.

Or Jeddediah. Ged for short.

Chastity. Charity. Honesty. Hope. Caine. Able. Hermes. Swatch.

Hi, I'm Swatch Sibony.
Nostradamus has a nice ring to it.

zipthwung said...

ok Im sorry. Gedi went to Brown University - might expalin it. Not sure why, for me, maybe its the academic miasma.

Cross said...

I really do get visually engaged with that great, raw FLOOR! It has a rough beauty that takes me completely away from the art part. But wait...could it be that the art itself makes that happen? Hmmm.... Naah.

I'll take Richard Tuttle over this.

kalm james said...

Hey, I cry foul! How comes these sculpture folks get three, ( 3) photos? Who do they think they are Dan Walsh? Seriously, these last two posts seem to imply that a lot of contemporary sculptors are dealing with painter’s problems, color, image, and things laid out on a 2D surface. Also non sculptural materials, (whoopee). The Europeans, especially the Italians and French have exquisite taste in materials (rich Cordovan leather, and fine polished hard woods). Harrison’s combining of readymade stuff seems too easy, not divers enough, Heim Staughback with out shelves. Sibony does have the piss elegant feel of high priced “pathetic”. Those floors look marvelous, is that antique oiled slate?

zipthwung said...

I agree cross. Although I think the art acts as a sleight of hand that calls attention away from the floor. I rember looking at the floor a lot though. I wasnt really sure if it was the real floor. I almost cared. I liked the stone that said "members only" by the other dude. All that tromp l'oile and shit.

dubz said...

the floor at canada is really cool, and seboni has a cooler name than robert morris. wall to floor stuff bugs me, but it's tough to be casual and nonarbitrary at the same time. i'm still on the fence.

triple diesel said...

kalm james, we prefer posting multiple photos, although some readers prefer a single image. Anyway, these last two posts imply that they are sculptures and that's it - we are unsure that they deal with painters' problems.

kalm james said...

triple diesel, thanks for the clarification. I’ve been skinning the archives and will present a report, maybe. Just seems like the egalitarian spirit was a little dented, though I dig the idea of seeing sculpture from different views. And the “painters problems” are of course my own opinion. Hell I’m a livin sculpture myself.

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painterdog said...

ouch this kind of art hurts my head.
Am I missing something, can anyone explain this kind of stuff?

i find it kind of lame.

devinlevin said...

i'll explain it...
i took a bunch of junk, cut it up,
glued it together and presto...
looks cool, eh?

TOMPAC said...

Is the Gedi in Gedi Sibony like the Gedi in Gedi Lee (of Rush)?

What i have heard is that Gedi Lee's real name was Gary, but his Grandma, who was from the old country i guess, pronounced in Gedi.

no-where-man said...

comfort food for the whitney. go there.

kelli said...

other things aside from dry conceptual art only Europeans can do and still be cool: not tipping, snide superiority, backpacking, living with parents in twenties, sleeping with tourists, having bathroom attendents, reading books, greasy hair, religion

beadelog said...

Why blow yer stipend on old holland when you can use old luan.

closeuup said...

speedos--only europeans can wear speedos

painterdog said...

this work would look good in a speedo while not tipping the waitress after making a snide remark.

triple diesel said...

Yes, speedos. Also, body odor.

zipthwung said...

I might like you better....