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Old 08-11-2017, 07:56 PM   #341
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For those who like the Bowfort towers, what do you like about it?
From what I've gathered, you're not supposed to like it. You're supposed to appreciate that it's there, because it makes you, and your city, more awesome.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:13 PM   #342
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If you want some superb side of the highway art, apparently the Hon mansion out on 22x just north of Hwy 8, has 6 huge gold horses and a Pegasus now.
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If you want some superb side of the highway art, apparently the Hon mansion out on 22x just north of Hwy 8, has 6 huge gold horses and a Pegasus now.
Crap, now i have to drive out there just to see it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:45 PM   #344
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Saw them last week. Theyre no Rocks on Sticks but sometimes you just gotta go with a horse statue.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:49 PM   #345
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Crap, now i have to drive out there just to see it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:20 PM   #346
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Personally I find it shocking, SHOCKING, that some loudmouth from the Island took this situation as an opportunity to diss an entire city. I find it less shocking that even local Natives are not impressed (offended) with this piece of "art", and are planning on talking to the Mayor about it.

Tighten up your birkenstocks, put down your granola, and walk on over here to Calgary and get ready to "work" (you are a professional protester, aren't you? Being from the Island and all). Do you know which side you're going to be on once you arrive? The side that thinks that everyone can STFU because art is art, or the Native side that is offended by it?


Yeaaahhh... soooo... my point... thanks for proving it.

Anyway... Did you major in irony when you went to university or are you really taking some kind of 'moral' stand on behalf of 'Natives'?

Incidentally, I have lived here in 'God's Country Calgary' for most of my life.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:28 PM   #347
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Yeaaahhh... soooo... my point... thanks for proving it.

Anyway... Did you major in irony when you went to university or are you really taking some kind of 'moral' stand on behalf of 'Natives'?

Incidentally, I have lived here in 'God's Country Calgary' for most of my life.
I'm sorry, you had a point beyond dissing the entire city for not liking rocks on a stick? Was your point that everyone else was missing the point of the art? Was your point that even the people that it was supposed to represent also think it's ridiculous? What was your point?
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Speaking of God's country and making assumptions, vanisleflamesfan.. If I recall correctly 4x4 has actually spent a significant amount of time living in Rome, he's probably been around more art and culture then you dream of. Don't know if he visited Vatican City, but he probably drove a scooter near "Gods Country" a time or two.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:38 PM   #349
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Speaking of God's country and making assumptions, vanisleflamesfan.. If I recall correctly 4x4 has actually spent a significant amount of time living in Rome, he's probably been around more art and culture then you dream of. Don't know if he visited Vatican City, but he probably drove a scooter near "Gods Country" a time or two.
Walking from my apartment to the store across the street was littered with more art than Calgary will ever have. It doesn't mean that Calgary needs to grow an inferiority complex and start proclaiming blue rings and rocks on sticks as art. I really have no idea why vanisle, corporatejay and tinordi think that is the case, and that everyone that doesn't like this piece is out to lunch and missing out on the future Eiffel Tower.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:14 PM   #350
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So I finally passed this thing today and at 50km it doesn't even come across as art at all.

It completely reads as if the only intention was to show off these big rock slabs to passersby and the only thing they could think of was to weld some tilted support plates to these wonky steel columns, not that the columns are integral to the art.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:26 PM   #351
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As someone who's dealt with piles...this work would've cost any contractor around 5k. What a gross misuse of funds.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:51 AM   #352
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Yeaaahhh... soooo... my point... thanks for proving it.

Anyway... Did you major in irony when you went to university or are you really taking some kind of 'moral' stand on behalf of 'Natives'?

Incidentally, I have lived here in 'God's Country Calgary' for most of my life.
So what is your point? That you are either a self-loathing Calgarian, or yet another pompous BC a-hole with delusions of superiority? Or both at the same time?

But, hey. We can always take our cue from those perfect people of Vancouver Island, who know what is best for good ole redneck Calgary and can teach us hicks a thing or two about appreciating the artistry of piled up metal and rock garbage...

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-n...-controversial

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After winning a contract to design a sculpture for the outside of the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in 2003, the internationally-renowned artist created Pavilion, Rock and Shell, an assemblage of metal and rock chunks. Then-mayor Alan Lowe explored the possibility of revoking the city’s contract with Baden after a public outcry, but found it was not legally possible.

...oh, wait.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:51 AM   #353
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Parisians hated the Eiffel tower when it first went up. Meh.
On the contrary, the public in general liked it. It was primarily the French art community who were against it.

(In part probably they were miffed because of the way it got built. The selection for the center piece of the 1889 World Fair was technically open for suggestions, but with the clause that it had to be a 300m four-sided metal tower )
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Can't say I agree here...

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http://www.660news.com/2017/08/08/ts...owfort-towers/
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:20 PM   #355
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I went and saw this thing by COP it's a very expensive ugly piece of crap.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:34 PM   #356
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Ha ha, that warrants a "but, tell me what you really think" response. You should be an art critic. I would read your critiques.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:26 AM   #357
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Wow, did Ian Campbell ever write a completely different piece than everyone else who covered that story five days ago did. For example:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3656299/ts...on-redesigned/
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Parisians hated the Eiffel tower when it first went up. Meh.

We're really in peak late-stage capitalism if this is what gets people fired up nowadays.
So before we were too stupid to have an opinion on the Bowfort Towers because they looked like garbage.

Now, the Bowfort Towers literally are the Eiffel Tower.

Boy, are these townspeople ever ignorant when they can't even appreciate the fact they literally have an Eiffel tower in their backyard. Hicks.
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Negative sentiment within the Native community is picking up steam: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/bl...ture-1.4247127
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Negative sentiment within the Native community is picking up steam: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/bl...ture-1.4247127
They should provide a side by side illustration showing how their culture was "stolen", because those don't really look anything like burial scaffolds. I'd say the "sick to their stomach" feeling is associated with them not cashing in on the contract as opposed to any "appropriated" culture.
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