The banana with a high price of $ 120,000 was eaten, the meaning behind it is not so simple

The banana with a high price of $ 120,000 was eaten, the meaning behind it is not so simple
This banana work is titled “Comedian” (comedian), and was produced by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.According to his own introduction, this piece of work has been “considered” from the curvature and color of the fixed banana to the method of sticking the tape.Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan (Maurizio Cattelan) is part of the work “Comedian”, which has a total of three bananas.He bought the banana for 30 cents from the market, which is about the equivalent of two yuan, but some people have pointed out that it is 120,000 US dollars.But what is interesting is that before this banana was delivered, it was picked up and eaten by a performance artist named David Datuna, and the video was released on its social media, named”Newborn Artist”.According to reports, although the staff was a little angry at the time and quickly changed a banana, the gallery director said that Datuna ‘s behavior “was not a destruction of the artwork, nor did it affect the value of the work, because thatThe value of a banana work lies in its creativity. “In addition, it is reported that Cattleya also added replacement instructions to his work, that is, this banana can be replaced, and this work can be continuously derived.The above is the outline of the event. The reason why it is described in more detail is not only because the whole event is extremely storytelling and dramatic, but also it almost classically reproduces the basic characteristics of modern and contemporary art. The essence and difference have also really triggeredThe public pays more attention to art and artistic creation again, especially the conscious or unconscious involvement and discussion of performance art, concept art, process art, installation art and ready-made art in modern and contemporary art.In addition, he also asked and thought involuntarily about what is art and what is the relationship between art and life.Modern and contemporary art pays more attention to the function of metaphor and critical meaning. Seeking truth from facts, this event can cause heated discussion and even controversy. It seems not surprising to those who truly realize the history of modern and contemporary art, because Du Shang named the urinal as a spring.When placed in the exhibition hall for renovation, it means that traditional art has been completely subverted.Of course, it also means that the unprecedented art revolution has arrived, the boundary between art and non-art is being broken, and the relationship between art and life has become more ambiguous and vague.At the same time, it also tells us that under certain conditions, any ready-made product or even behavior can be imitated is art, the key lies in whether we can use art attitude and perspective to treat and interpret.In other words, the so-called lofty, mysterious art, and traditional and decadent ideas that are considered to be the patent privileges of a few people were all denied and mocked at Duchamp, and he truly re-lived and popularized the art, allowing art fromThe shrine goes to life and into the people, and the change directly affects and points out the whole tone and direction of the development of modern and contemporary art.Du Shang’s “Spring”.In addition, for modern and contemporary art, it pays more attention to the metaphorical function and critical significance of the work, more prominent social participation and interaction, as well as the challenge and elimination of so-called authoritative, classic, preaching and fixed styles and other aesthetic thinking and creative paradigms.Therefore, from this perspective, the analysis of this sky-high price banana event, at least in terms of the value and meaning of art, is not difficult to understand.In other words, being able to shoot a high price is not on the banana at all, and it can even be replaced with something else. What is important is the new ideas created in this form, the metaphor or symbol behind it, the humanities brought and conveyedValue, and it opens up another understanding and understanding of art and artistic creation, awakens and triggers a certain degree of consciousness and thinking, which cannot be done with money.In this regard, the founder of the gallery where the exhibition is located also said that the banana symbolizes global trade. This work is a pun. It is a design with a sense of humor, and the artist turns ordinary objects into a tool to convey joy and comment.Welcome to Tucao, the audience reaction is also an integral part of the creation, in addition, many netizens feel that this event has become “really do not understand art”, even said “the emperor’s new outfit” “certainly money laundering” “neurological behavior”, etc.The point of view actually caused this event to some extent, and this work has a richer meaning.The performance artist ate one of the bananas.Why do you say this? First of all, for the work, public discussion will inevitably stimulate the growth of communication and social impact.In fact, for a work that allows you to understand it and allow him to read it, it seems that for modern and contemporary artists, they do n’t care much about the diverse evaluations of the audience, especially the “spit”, and the public is more importantIt is enough to be able to participate and interact, and the work can bring discussion and reflection.Because in their view, the audience’s response should also be an integral part of the creation, as to whether the evaluation is good or bad, it seems that it is no longer important.In this incident, performance artists eat bananas in public, which is a reflection of the reaction. This is actually based on real works and specific fields. Another different form of art language has developed, and there are more.A layer of unexpected meaning.I even thought that this might also be an effect that the original author wanted to see.This is from Catlan ‘s forgiveness of Datuna ‘s behavior, and the replacement is added to the work to explain how much can be trimmed.Of course, it is not completely ruled out that some netizens have called “hype” and “sensation” and other purposes and attempts.However, anyone familiar with Cattleland knows that he is a “humorous” and “absurd” spirit that is outstanding in his creation. He is also very thoughtful, individual, and very good at designing and exploring works. He has inherited Duchamp to a considerable extent.The concept of ready-made achievement art is therefore also known as one of the most representative artists of Duchampism.The most well-known work is a gold toilet made of 18k gold and named “American (United States)”, which can be used freely by tourists who come to visit, causing problems such as excessive market behavior and the gap between rich and poor.Cattleya’s golden toilet.He once explained: “Whether you eat an expensive lunch for hundreds of dollars or a hot dog for a few dollars, the things presented in the toilet are actually the same.”It is reported that more than 100,000 people have experienced the toilet.Unfortunately, it did n’t take long before it was stolen, but he did n’t pursue it. He believed that the thief repeatedly destroyed the work, and only sold it to be a complete work. He even humorously gave the thief through the media.The main idea is: “Dear thief, if you are watching now, please tell me how do you like this toilet, what is it like to pee on gold?””Look, what an alternative, interesting soul and interpretation!From this case, we can also see that there are great differences between contemporary artists and traditional artists in terms of creative thinking and expression.Re-examine rather than arbitrarily buckle up the hat. Of course, in addition to Catalan’s sky-high bananas, golden toilets and other works, in recent years, there have been many works and behaviors that feel strange and even incredible in the field of modern and contemporary art.For example, the blackboard “Blackboard” by American abstract master Saiyan Tombre, it looks like some circles are drawn casually, but it actually took 70.53 million US dollars (about 500 million yuan); some British artists Tracy EminA bed she planned to make after she slept, as well as stockings, wine bottles, snack bags, empty cigarette cases, broken slippers, etc., was placed in the art gallery display and was displayed in the “Post-War and Contemporary” at Christie ‘s London in 2014Art “auction to 254.£ 650,000 (about 2,349.4 million yuan); at least in 2018, the famous British painter Banks’ famous painting “Girl Holding a Red Balloon” was auctioned at Sotheby’s auction house for 104.After the 20,000 pounds hammer was sold, the painting was damaged on the spot in less than a few seconds; once more, the Italian artist Piero Manzoni put his stool in the can, called it.Named “Artist’s Shit”, he could actually shoot millions of dollars.There are many similar examples, no longer listed one by one.Take out the sky-high “Blackboard”.Many of these people expressed confusion and even outrage, thinking that it was fraud and insult, trampled on art, and also considered boring and hype.These possibilities are not ruled out, but they are by no means all.You feel bored, maybe he is using this boring way to deconstruct seriousness; you think it is hype, maybe he is using this hype to irony the bubble.As mentioned before, modern and contemporary art is quite huge, even diametrically opposed to the concept of value and creation. It carries something that is not limited to pure art or aesthetics, and even intervenes in reality.It will discuss all aspects of life and society. They are more conceptual and have wider dimensions. They often require the audience to connect with the social background, specific context, different perspectives, different knowledge structures, value systems, and even need to integrate and participate.Completion requires interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary flexible and comprehensive research and judgment, rather than stubbornness, it is narrowly viewed, and it is impossible to blindly evaluate and consider some old thinking and old standards of traditional art.In addition, a very prominent feature of these is “unusual path”, which is to subvert and criticize, thereby stimulating nerves, stimulating imagination, reawakening, giving people new hints and inspirations, while at the same time developing art to a greater extentConnotation and extension to liberate the shackles of bound art.Therefore, if we re-examine modern and contemporary art from these aspects, I think it may bring us different cognitive feelings, perhaps it will not be so arbitrarily regarded as hype, sensationalism and other acts.Too.□ Wang Jinyu (art critic) editor of sauna night net Wu Longzhen proofread Zhai Yongjun