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abstract art, a systems view

Flailing Trees by Gustav Metzger

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Visiting Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, can’t be done without bumping into these upside-down weeping willows, 21 in all, set in concrete, an art work by Gustav Metzger, entitled Flailing Trees.

 

An example of ‘auto-destructive’ art, it will self destruct in who knows how many seconds. Well, it was made nearly three years ago and one of the trees has fallen. That happened about three weeks ago.

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Written by Andy Parkinson

September 4, 2011 at 9:20 am

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  1. Interesting peace of work! Might be considered as critique on mankind’s behaviour towards the nature. Or simply as an art 🙂

    Nastasja

    September 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

  2. thanks for your comments Nastasja, I agree it is a very interesting piece of work that can be read in lots of ways

    Andy Parkinson

    September 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm


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