Saturday, March 08, 2014
After a yummy and severely filling lunch at Malaya Corner, we decided to check out the Gallery of Modern Art.
Yoni had been before so it was Michael’s and my first visit!
Although I quite enjoyed my time and found many pieces to be very artistic and talented, I found myself wondering if I was being trolled throughout the visit.
Like music, food, dance, and other forms of art, I understand that everyone has their own taste, some of which are cultured, developed and acquired while others are innate. I certainly don’t like all types of music or food but can understand if others enjoy them.
However, when it comes to modern art, I can’t help but wonder if there are hidden cameras around. Recording people’s ridicule or attempts to be appreciative and/or sophisticated with certain art pieces. A 3-hour video of two brothers chewing the same piece gum and passing it back and forth to each other. A grown man, on video for 45 minutes, dancing the twist with gold tassels hanging from his nipples.
Sometimes I just don’t get it. And the museum pays for these art pieces! We all joked that we just needed some time, money and a ridiculous idea in order to be displayed in a museum as well. That’s seriously how some of the pieces made us feel.
This was another art piece – Gold tinsel being blown from behind by a pivoting fan. Needless to say, we didn’t understand it but still had fun.
A few more silly moments
Posed so well he hid the original
Yoni’s food baby!
Taking a rest and enjoying the view out the window
Entrace to Cai Guo-Qiang – Falling Back to Earth exhibit that you need to pay for entrance Yoni wasn’t really interested but Mike and I will come back another time to check it out.
We also walked through the Queensland Art Gallery although I didn’t take many photos
Richard Long’s Ring of Stones (1982)
We then headed to the Sciencentre, which is always my favourite. Here are a few random photos.
Jelly fish made of plastic
Coincidentally, we ran into Dan and Prasan at the Sciencentre. They are both 3rd year med students on exchange from Queen’s University (Canada) and completed their Paediatrics Rotation with us these past 2 months. We had discussed grabbing a drink before they flew out later that night, so off we went!
Enjoyed the extensive beer menu at The Burrow. Mike’s new find – Kwak (8% Seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience)
Prasan was my silly group member, he will be missed!
Group photo! Lovely getting to know you guys, safe trip home and all the best with your studies!