One is in diapers and the other is a busybody. Both knew better than to trample through the sugar on the floor to sit on top of, beneath the vulva of the exhibit like Pat did.
Let’s forget, for a moment, the subject matter of A Subtlety. And think about plain good home training. You don’t go to any place housing any works of art and touch.
You quietly observe.
You show respect.
You keep your hands to yourself.
You do not touch.
And now let’s think (for days and days since visiting the exhibit) specifically about the subject matter and all of its tentacles. And to that I say again,
It’s not yours to touch and
You show some respect.
what’chu wanna bet the person sitting down in this photo spent all kinds of time talking about how beautiful their experience was, w/o taking a moment to think about context, etc.
I had a similar experience while visiting this exhibit. The staff there said they had more problems with adults not knowing how to act then with the children. Then she thanked my son for being so well behaved. This was after a grown man was standing in the sugar trying to get a photo where it looked like he was holding up the breasts of the sculpture. (Don’t get me started on the looks I was giving his girlfriend taking the photo) It’s a sad day when small children have more respect for art then a grown woman.