ArtPrize 2014: ArtPrize Entry Ignites Controversy [Photos]
Silhouettes of soldiers, with guns, on top of the UICA building seems to be causing a bit of controversy.
Henry Brimmer's entry is called "There's Something Happening Here," it features figures made of steel that are shaped as soldiers.
Where's the controversy? Some say the figures look like snipers.
WZZM 13 spoke to AJ Paschka, the UICA curator.
'There's something happening here' is a "work of art" and he's happy to host Brimmer's exhibit. As for interpreting the temporary installation, he said, "Look at the title, 'There's Something Happening Here', which is the first line of 'For What It's Worth' by Buffalo Springfield," well-known as a protest song." -WZZM 13
What do you think? Does this bother you?
To be honest, I think it's pretty cool. I understand why some people might be upset by it, but what a great piece! It's getting people talking, and isn't that the beauty of art?
If you look up the meaning of the word 'art,' this is what you get:
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Emotional power really stands out in that definition.
Isn't it powerful to see soldiers standing watch on top of a building in one of the most beautiful cities in the Midwest?
Makes you think...