Friday, July 29, 2011

When too much is too much

Visiting Tate Modern today I noticed that the pile of clothes in the famous Venus of the Rags installation has grown noticeably.

Trying too hard Trying too hard

The figure of Venus looks like it was pressed into the heap now, her cheek resting on a pair of crumpled jeans. The naturalness of her thoughtful pose and confused look are gone completely - to put it simply, it is no longer a witty composition with a kind of message but just random objects stacked on each other.

There is an old photo from 2003 (also, from another gallery) - see the difference.

Sometimes they just try too hard.

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