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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Face of Birmingham or waste of resources Reply with quote

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Oh dear.

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"In-so-doing, we draw attention to the everyday and the unsung, a lasting memorial to the people of Birmingham who are the life-blood of our city."


If you look to the tenements and back to backs of the past, you'd find more inspiration. My initial terror was that this would be publicly funded.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are a good example of the multiculturalism that Birmingham is well known for
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
They are a good example of the multiculturalism that Birmingham is well known for


:wink:

Still a bloody waste of resources, you could stick me on a plinth - why not, grew up around here, have family in the black country. The reason why you wouldn't, is that I've done bugger all.

If you wish to celebrate this area, as indicated in my above post, have a look at those that had nothing. Or even better still, don't commission a luddy statue in the first place.

Got right on my goat that did on the way back from work.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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you could stick me on a plinth - why not, grew up around here

I would vote for that.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
They are a good example of the multiculturalism that Birmingham is well known for


:wink:

Still a bloody waste of resources, you could stick me on a plinth - why not, grew up around here, have family in the black country. The reason why you wouldn't, is that I've done bugger all.

If you wish to celebrate this area, as indicated in my above post, have a look at those that had nothing. Or even better still, don't commission a luddy statue in the first place.

Got right on my goat that did on the way back from work.
What is the difference between them or an Aston Villa footballer? Or a Balti?

Not every piece of art has to represent something, look at the Angel of the North - that now represents the north because of it's fame and placement
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is part of a three-year project by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing and the Ikon gallery to find out what it means to be a family.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
Not every piece of art has to represent something, look at the Angel of the North - that now represents the north because of it's fame and placement


The point is that this piece of "art" *is* supposed to represent something :

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"In-so-doing, we draw attention to the everyday and the unsung, a lasting memorial to the people of Birmingham who are the life-blood of our city."


It's frivolous crap, using resources that could be better spent elsewhere.

The angel of the North, IIRC is supposed to be symbolic of the industry - the choice of rusty metal or something like that.
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