Friday, January 25, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CONSERVATIVES AND UMKC OFFICIALS WORKING TO STOP NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM BORDER WALL PROTEST BLOCKING ROCKHILL ROAD!!!
First on TKC or at least a better write-up than lesser news outlets . . .
THE KANSAS CITY ART GALLERY RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A 'MOVING WALL' EXHIBIT THAT PLANS TO BLOCK A HIGH TRAFFIC MIDTOWN STREET!!!
Even better or worse . . .
YES, THE DISPLAY OFFERS A SILLY 'ON THE NOSE' SUBTEXT AGAINST THE PREZ TRUMP BORDER WALL!!!
Here's the high art note . . .
Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art: Andy Goldsworthy to Create Walking Wall on Nelson-Atkins Campus
Kansas City, MO. Jan 24, 2019– Acclaimed artist Andy Goldsworthy, who works with nature and time to create site-specific installations, will build Walking Wall in five successive sections at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City in 2019. Over a period of five installments, the wall will literally move from the east part of the museum to its final resting place inside and outside the Bloch Building lenses. The stone wall will fulfill Goldsworthy’s long-held vision of creating a wall that inches its way through a place. Walking Wall will move from a five-acre piece of land east of the museum, onto the museum campus, and ultimately into the museum, drawing its way through the museum’s campus . . .
It will cross Rockhill Road and will require the closing of the road for three to four weeks, in cooperation with the Parks and Recreation Department of Kansas City. The public will be allowed to watch the construction of the piece from a distance, allowing the viewer to see boundaries cut across rather than created.
Now . . .
PUSH BACK IS UNDERWAY GIVEN KCMO IS BASICALLY GIVING PERMISSION FOR THIS PUBLIC STREET ARTSY PROTEST!!!
Remember that Missouri lawmakers have actually worked to crack down on protesters who block streets to convey their message.
One insider tells us . . .
"It's just unfair, there really isn't any good reason to block Rockhill for UMKC students just to make a political or artistic point. Art is fine but KCMO has a bigger responsibility to maintain safe streets."
Even more importantly and we'll mention this FIRST because reporters in this town are cretins.
Kansas City playing with streets in the name of "conceptual art" is reminiscent world-renowned artist Christo killing a woman with one of his giant umbrellas placed by a California roadside.
And so, expect just a bit of more debate on the topic as the artsy publicity grab has already garnered a negative reception.
Developing . . .