GO WITH THE FLOW
I get that public art needs to take many points of view into consideration before being painting/installed/constructed/etc. and during that vetting process “Jane & John Q. Public” and their needs should be first and foremost in mind. However, I can’t help but wonder, at what point do addressing the needs of everyone become too burdening to the project at hand? When does trying to please everyone become too much?
When amazing projects become victims of pleasing an overly demanding society of neutrality, political correctness, transparency, and basically trying to not ruffle any feathers; does that consider our first amendment? Is that how we got to be Americans? My history book reads otherwise, maybe I’m jumping to extremes to compare public art in 2019 to our great ancestors that fought in battles over freedom, but then again, maybe I’m not.
I’m partial of course, but seriously, where is the line when it comes to making sure everyone is safe and enjoying art in public spaces?
WARNING: ONLY PRESS PLAY IF YOU CAN HANDLE STROBING LIGHTS. DO NOT PRESS PLAY IF STROBING FLASHING LIGHTS AND COLORS ARE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH!!!
IF THIS is what was on play in the underpass, well then yes, I would agree that it probably is not a good idea for this public space.
This public art project will be happening at the end of August 2019, there has been some push back on social media over the project and it being too visually overbearing and potentially causing harm to people that use the underpass by way of causing some sort of reaction due to the overwhelming stimulus it creates. Personally, I find some of the concerns a bit ridiculous and easily avoidable if one does not want to see this mural. Is it me or is this just a case of haters gonna hate?
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?
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