THE POLLING STATION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM


What / who inspired the work?
In 2010, the Generalitat de Catalunya recognized the Davis Museum as a cultural entity and since then, one of the annually required protocols by the Servei de Museus i Protecció de Béns Mobles (Museum Service and Protection of Personal Assets) and the OPPCC, Observatori dels Públics del Patrimoni Cultural de Catalunya (Public Observatory of Cultural Heritage of Catalonia), project developed by the ICRPC, Institut Català de Recerca en Patrimoni Cultural (Catalan Institute for Research in Cultural Heritage) is the recounting of the number of visitors to exhibitions held at the Davis Museum.

The first inspiration for The Polling Station Section was a book titled Fluxus. A collective portrait of George Maciunas, 1931-1978, in which it described the nonconformist ideas of this artistic movement. In many of Fluxus events (happenings), the public had no passive role, but was invited to participate in the action with the artists, becoming co-authors of the presentation.

Les Aveugles (1986) by the French artist Sophie Calle has also inspired me. The work consists in a series of photographs of blind people accompanied by the answers they gave to one same question: "What is beauty?"

What do you expect your viewers to feel / think?
The combination of the ideas described above was the trigger for the creation of The Polling Station Section and its characteristics are:

1) is a multiple referendum in which the main actors of an art exhibition are at stake. The artist votes to the museum with their works. The visitor votes in the exhibited work choosing "Yes", "No", "Blanket Ballot" or "Spoilt Ballot “.
2) is a physical space for the meeting, the visualization of the works, the debate and the documentation of the visitors/voters opinion.
3) is an online collection of artistic photographs, in which the visitor no longer remains at the "margin" of the work of art, but it is literally in the "inside" of it.
4) is an online counting visitors book. Through which, the Davis Museum can gather the necessary datas and send them to the Department of Culture of Catalonia, who will produce statistics.
5) is an online guestbook that allows followers and artists to instantly know who, how, when, and what visitors are thinking about their exhibited works of art.

Why did you choose the medium, the matter, the style?
One of the features of the Davis Museum is its existence as an expanded digital entity, thanks to the use of social networks. I chose Instagram because it is the most important photos platform: free, easy and effective.

Davis Lisboa
Barcelona, February 2017.


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Davis Lisboa, “Ana Ivovich, REF Nº: 207, female, Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile, artist, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Attract Money” by Systaime? Why?

Ana Ivovich:
Yes, I love it as a kind of mobile collage in which money falls and colors fly, like surreal dreams. It gives me joy.


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Davis Lisboa, “Violeta L. Valdor, REF Nº: 206, female, Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Barcelona, Spain, painter, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Attract Money” by Systaime? Why?

Violeta L. Valdor:
Blank vote.


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Davis Lisboa, “Ivana Korolija, REF Nº: 205, female, Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Serbia, artist, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Attract Money” by Systaime? Why?

Ivana Korolija:
Yes, I like it because it makes us dream that the difficult becomes easy, I mean, the money fall from the sky. I hope to make money out of it easily. I would love it to be like this.


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Davis Lisboa, “Blanca Ribas, REF Nº: 204, female, Barcelona, Spain, accountant, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Attract Money” by Systaime? Why?

Blanca Ribas:
Yes and no. I like the video art movement and color. I do not like the symbolism of money.


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Davis Lisboa, “Rossana Catarina Lefèvre, REF Nº: 203, female, São Paulo, Brazil, yoga teacher, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Attract Money” by Systaime? Why?

Rossana Catarina Lefèvre:
Yes, I like the Davis Museum because it is very different: there was some lost meaning that has found its convictions. I think that meaning is not in the object or in its form. There is something between space and space. The video art "Attract Money" does not have the size it should have. For me, the art of Systaime is out of control. Everything has arrived and nothing has been sought. It is this.


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Davis Lisboa, “Gilberto Lefèvre, REF Nº: 202, male, São Paulo, Brazil, storyboard artist, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Attract Money” by Systaime? Why?

Gilberto Lefèvre:
Yes, but I think I should watch again the video titled "Attract Money." I am surprised that Systaime has so much attraction for money. To me it seems incoherent since he is talking about “sharing between artists" or “divulging works of other artists". I think his message is misleading.


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SYSTAIME | ATTRACT MONEY | DAVIS MUSEUM

FALL WINTER 2017

MICHAEL BORRAS A.K.A. SYSTAIME (Limoges, France, 1973)
"Attract Money", 2016, digital video, limited edition 3/7, 03: 03.
Date of donation: March 24, 2017
BLT NO: 333


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Davis Lisboa, “Xavier Masero, REF Nº: 202, male, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Associate Degree in Paintings, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/WaterGlass" by Terry Berkowitz? Why?

Xavier Masero:
Blank vote.


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Davis Lisboa, “Xavier Torrent, REF Nº: 201, male, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Associate Degree in in Audio Visual Technologies, filmmaker, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/WaterGlass" by Terry Berkowitz? Why?

Xavier Torrent:
Yes, I like it because the artist conveys an optimistic idea, because the tendency is to be pessimistic for everything that is happening in the world.


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Davis Lisboa, “Ana Carolina de Figueiredo Sanna, REF Nº: 200, female, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, UACE, University of Cinema, Photographer, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/Water Glass" by Terry Berkowitz ?

Ana Carolina Figueiredo Sanna:
Yes, because it is a new concept of art that fits the digital age and therefore, can reach more public. Her art also helps people become aware of injustices.


Davis Lisboa, “Manuel Minch, REF Nº: 190, male, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, PHD student and creator of the Internet Moon Gallery, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120”

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/Water Glass" by Terry Berkowitz?

Manuel Minch:
BlankVote. The work is interesting, but I would need more information about the piece and the artist to give a more accurate opinion.


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Davis Lisboa, “Abigail Lahnert, REF Nº: 189, female, Colorado, USA, Fine Art student, University, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120
Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/Water Glass" by Terry Berkowitz?
Abigail Lahnert:


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Davis Lisboa, “Laurie Lahnert, REF Nº: 188, female, Colorado, USA, University, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120
Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/Water Glass" by Terry Berkowitz?
Laurie Lahnert:
Yes. I believe the glass is currently empty sometimes the glass needs to become bare dry empty to inspire us to fill it up full again.


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Davis Lisboa, “Brant Lahnert, REF Nº: 187, male, Colorado, USA, Principal Engineer, University, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120
Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/Water Glass" by Terry Berkowitz?
Brant Lahnert:
Yes. I thought the concept very good but could not reconcile the issue that “half empty/half full” means material is present when no material exists in the glass except air.


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Davis Lisboa, “Erika Brauet, REF Nº: 186, female, born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, living in Barcelona, Spain, Fine Arts Model, University, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120
Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/Water Glass" by Terry Berkowitz?

Erika Brauet:
Yes. I think any artist who claims human rights through art is terrific!



Davis Lisboa, “Kim Vose Jones, REF Nº: 185, female, born in Peterborough, Ontario, living in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, artist and lecturer of Fine Arts at St. Thomas University”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120
Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/Water Glass" by Terry Berkowitz?

Kim Vose Jones:
Yes.


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Davis Lisboa, “Kensuke Shimizu, REF Nº: 183, male, born in Tokyo, Japan, living in Turku, Finland, painter, poet, musician and cultural researcher ”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Untitled/Water Glass" by Terry Berkowitz?

Kensuke Shimizu:
Yes. I feel something philosophical. And then, I started to think about the reality where we live. This makes me think about something. Some feeling of uncertainty came into my mind. So, yes, I like this artwork, because it makes me think about various matters. And I think that these kind of "thinking" is important for people.


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Davis Lisboa, “Paola Micheo, REF Nº: 182, female, La Plata, Argentina, artisan”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Paola Micheo:
Yes, I like the contrast between nature and the silver sheet. It disturbs me not to know which person is hiding under it.


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Davis Lisboa, “Graham Bell Tornado, REF Nº: 181, Queer? Bisexual?, Aberdeen, Scotland", 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Graham Bell Tornado:
Yes. We loved the bath action! And the quality of light refleting on the surface.


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Davis Lisboa, “Anna Maria Staiano, REF Nº: 180, Queer? Bisexual?, Naples, Italy", 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Anna Maria Staiano:
Yes. We loved the bath action! And the quality of light refleting on the surface.


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Davis Lisboa, “Graham Bell Tornado, Aberdeen, Scotland & Anna Maria Staiano, Naples, Italy, REF Nº: 180, Bisexual? Queers?”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Graham Bell Tornado & Anna Maria Staiano:
Yes. We loved the bath action! And the quality of light refleting on the surface.


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Davis Lisboa, “Graham Bell Tornado, Aberdeen, Scotland & Anna Maria Staiano, Naples, Italy, REF Nº: 180, Queers?”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Graham Bell Tornado & Anna Maria Staiano:
Yes. We loved the bath action! And the quality of light refleting on the surface.


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Davis Lisboa, “Rose Marie Barrientos, REF Nº: 179, female, Bolivia”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Rose Marie Barrientos:
Yes.I like it because it’s video art and it didn’t create a useless object.


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Davis Lisboa, “Ciprian Homorodean, REF Nº: 178, male, Bucharest, Romania”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Ciprian Homorodean:
Spoiled vote.I like the glamour of the work. I like it as an object, but nor as artwork.


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Davis Lisboa, “Jennifer Esperanza, REF Nº: 176, female, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Richard Kustz:
Yes, I like the Davis Lisboa introduction in the video art. For me the silver could have a more sensual expression. It is is a little tied. The silver needs more rhythm!


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Davis Lisboa, “Richard Kurtz, REF Nº: 175, male, Taos, New Mexico, USA”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Richard Kurtz:
Yes. I like the metallic silver because reminder me when I was a little boy and open the chocolate candy, the wrapper.


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Davis Lisboa, "Sergio Ferreira Cordeiro, REF Nº: 174, male, Barcelona, Spain, Middle school student”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Sergio Ferreira Cordeiro:
Yes. The meaning of the work varies depending on the person who sees the work. I do not know, it is like a worm, something inside that needs to come out.


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Davis Lisboa, “Licio Marcos de Oliveira, REF Nº: 173, male, Belo Horizonte, Brazil”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Licio Marcos de Oliveira:
Blanket vote.


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Davis Lisboa, "Val Cordeiro, REF Nº: 172, female, Belo Horizonte, Brazil”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Val Cordeiro:
Yes, I like “Treacle” because it’s like a respiration of something alive…


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Davis Lisboa, "Liria Ferreira Cordeiro, REF Nº: 171, female, Barcelona, Spain, University student”, 2017, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Liria Ferreira Cordeiro:
Yes, I like it because is like a vision of life in different locations. It is like a way of expressing oneself, going out, shouting... The sound of the airplane engine gives a lot of intensity to video art.


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Davis Lisboa, "Anna Accensi Alemany, REF Nº: 170, female, Barcelona, Spain, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry", 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Anna Accensi Alemany:
The work combines modern languages such as video and performance with childhood memories such as molasses and home cooking.


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Davis Lisboa, "Anna Alemany Bayó, REF Nº: 169, female, Barcelona, Spain, retired, High School", 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work "Treacle" by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Anna Alemany Bayó:
Yes, I like it because shapes and colors are changing all the time. Just in one word: originality.


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Davis Lisboa, “Montserrat Solér, REF Nº: 168, female, Barcelona, Spain, retired, Bachelor of Philosophy”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Davis Lisboa:
Do you like the work “Treacle” by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Montse Solér:
Yes, I like it very much because the work is very innovative. The idea of the video reminds me the Picasso's Cubism.


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Davis Lisboa, “Marçal Accensi Pinacho, REF Nº: 167, male, Barcelona, Spain, student, Elementary school”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Treacle” by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like it because the pictures are beautiful. The whirlpool, the house and the forest are cool. I don't like the bathtub because it is weird.


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Davis Lisboa, “Llorenç Accensi Pinacho, Barcelona, Spain, student, Elementary school“, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Treacle” by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like it because it moves. And no, because the tub is rare.


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Davis Lisboa, “Mariajosé Barragán Salado, REF Nº: 165, female, Barcelona, Spain, advertising creative director, University”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Treacle” by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I think it is a surprising work, a new way of seeing what surrounds us, both the nature, the countryside, the city or the customs of each day at home. It reality is reflected in a kind of beautiful canvas with poetic movements that make you wonder if reality is only what is in front of you or it can not be what each person sees through their own eyes. At the same time I like it because of the sensations of material beauty that it creates. The dynamic shape moves sinuously as does molasses but reminds of the creation of a precious metal, almost like a jewel that is forming, moving that takes advantage of the light and the colors of the surroundings to beautify. It is a living canvas, bright but slow, which invites reflection.


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Davis Lisboa, “Mireia García, REF Nº: 164, female, Barcelona, Spain, insurance advisor”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Teacle” by Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like it because the video is very original and visually catches you.


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Davis Lisboa, “Hidden Davis Museum”, 2016, digital photograph, 2120 x 2120


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Davis Lisboa, “Irene Giménez, REF Nº: 163, male, Barcelona, Spain, Biology Phd student”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes. I like this work because it is beautiful and claims one's rights. It awakens consciousness.


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Davis Lisboa, “Gess Deu, REF Nº: 162, female, Barcelona, Spain, Biology Bachelor”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
I am not a great lover of contemporary art because I prefer the 19th century art. Some contemporary works call my attention especially and this is one of them. I like the idea, the colors and the expression of the drawn people. Congratulations for the idea of the the museum/urn.


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Davis Lisboa, “Diana Roa, REF Nº: 161, female, Bogotá, Colombia, Bachelor”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
I like the initiative to create a museum, because it is a way of bringing contemporary art closer to people, even if I do not understand at all. In other hand, I understood the meaning of the work "Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher”. It is a very visual, expressive and claimant piece.


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Davis Lisboa, “Laura Martínez (holding Liana Patrikova from Bulgaria on her lap), REF Nº: 160, female, Barcelona, Spain, Bachelor”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
This work of the Peruvian artist seems to me a very good initiative to make visible the reinvestigation of women in many areas of society. The images, taken from photographs in three different cities, reflect the violence of authority against women. The work is very visual and makes you reflect about feminism.


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Davis Lisboa, “Esther Serra, REF Nº: 159, female, Badalona, Bachelor”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
I came to the Davis Museum to visit this show nine weeks ago. This is the second time. I still think the same as I wrote before: “Yes. I like it because the work is about social justice”.


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Davis Lisboa, “Tono Carbajo, RFD Nº: 158, male, Galicia, Spain, artist, Bachelor in Fine Arts”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes. The fragility of the paper artwork inside the glass case and the cleaning of colors spots contrasts with the violence depicted in the María María Acha-Kutscher's work and violence suffered by the ballot box during the public show in the streets of Barcelona during the "Banc Expropiat" protests. Sometimes the true events take an unexpected twist and make art expanding their meanings.


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Davis Lisboa, “Anonymous, RFD Nº: 157, male, Barcelona, Spain, electronic music composer”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes. I like FEMEN!


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Davis Lisboa, “Joan Marín, RFD Nº: 156, male, Valencia, Spain, comic book artist”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes. I am very focused on Feminist movements.


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Davis Lisboa, “Anonymous, RFD Nº: 155, female, Barcelona, Spain, unemployed”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes. I like it because the work is about social justice.


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Davis Lisboa, “E. Martínez, VTR Nº: 154, male, Madrid, Spain, thinker, Ph.D”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes, her technique is polished. And the range of her expressions and colors are balanced.


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Davis Lisboa, “Blanca Ribas, VTR Nº: 153, female, Barcelona, Spain, Associate Degree”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like this work because it focuses on the suffering of women. For me, the way the artist shows the “police repression problem” isn’t relevant at all. In fact, the real problem is women are veiledly suffering so much violence and pressure in other social environments, like at work, for example. This should improve! In another hand, I like a woman who values their own art. I see beautiful clean lines in this piece. The selected colors express serenity too.


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Davis Lisboa, “Liana Patrikova, VTR Nº: 152, female, Sofia, Bulgaria, student, MBA”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I think it's very important to know the recent history of this work of art. If the idea is not explained well, there could be a lot of misunderstanding. Think before acting!


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Davis Lisboa, “Ana Ivovich, VTR Nº: 151, female, Barcelona, Spain, artist, Associate Degree”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes. During centuries, many women had suffered -and they are still suffering- repression of their human rights, injustice and disparagement, in different societies of our planet (as well as other minority groups). For me it is just great the way in which the Peruvian artist María María Acha-Kutscher has represented this reality in her art piece.

The Davis Museum is also doing a great job exhibiting these truths, usually manifested in silence.

PS: The reason for my absence in this space is because my position against the excessive use of the personal image in the social networks. This phenomenon is worthy of reflection: the philosopher Michel Foucault was commissioned to conduct this issue extensively. This is my "mini protest" and I know the Davis Museum allows me to express my point of view, without repressing it through my "no image."


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Davis Lisboa, “Adriana Rosselló Bouysson, VTRT Nº: 150, female, Barcelona, Spain, documentarist, Master”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes and No. Claiming Feminism is one of the forms of struggle for equality between men and women. In this respect, I liked the piece of art, but only in a conceptual way.

In fact, the work hasn’t touched me emotionally. I had no feeling when I saw the “Indignadas Cube", so in my point this work doesn’t convey the concept behind. Obviously, this is just my personal view. Thank you.


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Davis Lisboa, “Davis Lisboa, VTR Nº: 149, male, Barcelona, Spain, illustrator, visual artist an creator of the Davis Museum, University”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like the political and social content of the "Indignadas" art project. The idea of creating a free online archive of digital images in which the participation of women in public protests at the global level is recorded is very interesting to me. The first step in the process of the artist is to research on the internet, newspapers or magazines some pictures of feminist groups such as Femen, Pussy Riot, SlutWalk. Then she creates infographic drawings with her personal aesthetic: delicate lines and flat garish colors. Normally these drawings are printed on canvas and after, they are exhibited in public spaces. For her exhibition at the Davis Museum, the artist has decided to transform them in a Site-specific art, a paper cube of 15 cm, forcing the viewer to surround the piece to understand all the meaning of the work. Step by step, Acha-Kutscher is reaching her goal: keep in the collective memory all those women who have fought for a social change. There is a detail I like too: in this work all female bodies are subversive because they are represented as a support for a feminist message and they never are a place where the eyes of men can delight.

No, I only dislike the form of the artwork…it is too beautiful, aesthetic and clean. I would like see the same idea in a aggressive radical form.


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Davis Lisboa, “Manu Bradley, VTR Nº: 148, male, Bristol, Great Britain, student, Elementary school”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
It was good, but the “Indignadas cube” could be smaller.


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Davis Lisboa, “Helen Grant, VTR Nº: 147, female, Bristol, Great Britain, artist, MA”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes. Viva Femen!


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Davis Lisboa, “Liana Patrikova, VTR Nº: 146, female, Sofia, Bulgaria, student, MBA”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:

Yes, I like it because I heard the complete story behind it. I think that showing such kind of art to people from the lower class can help to light against sexism and violence against women. These are problems that we experienced mainly from the lower class and more awareness should be raised.


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Davis Lisboa, “Bill Burns, VTR Nº: 145, male, Toronto, Canada, artist, MA”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
The project is very strong and the way the women and police are represented (delicate lines) intrigue me. The box inside a box is very fine. I protest voting for art works move me (like this one) but I don’t always like them or find joy.


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Davis Lisboa, “Laura Johncox Serrano, REF Nº: 144, female, Barcelona, Middle school”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes, because the drawing is very fine and it is not flat, I mean, it is a two-dimensional canvas. It is a square and not a canvas.


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Davis Lisboa, “Marina Johncox Serrano, REF Nº: 143, female, Barcelona, Middle school”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?

Answer:
Yes, because the work represents what happens today, which is something real, which is not invented. The drawings are not invented.


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Davis Lisboa, “Telmo Moreno Lanaspa, REF Nº: 142, male, Barcelona, University”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:?Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?
Answer:
Yes, because it seems ok to me the basic idea of the overall project that the artist has described. I also like the use of such puerile comic drawing that produces such kind of unspectacular and legible direct message.


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Davis Lisboa, “Telmo Moreno Lanaspa, REF Nº: 142, male, Barcelona, University”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120
Question:?Do you like the work “Indignadas Cube” by María María Acha-Kutscher? Why?
Answer:
No, because I don’t feel challenged by these kind of formats. I’m not interested in the notion of the “artist's career” and single sentences that it produces. In addition, I distrust the works that occupy space in three dimensions for several reasons. A quick answer: normally its existence is not justified because they just want to be a fetish and you can hit them in the exhibitions. Also, the more urgent political and socially the artistic project is, more ridiculous and impotent the results are. Especially when the artist plans to exhibit her work in public space, using tarps that have to “awake consciences” and “reveal mystical truths”, demanding power of concentration in the middle of the street to an ordinary citizen, who has taken too much coffee and and who feels disturbed by their hemorrhoids. I think the “Indignadas” art project might work much better in a different format to generate concentration and articulated speech (comics, video documentary, essay …). It seems a multitextual babbling in a mangers gallery. This is my opinion, brother.


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MARÍA MARÍA ACHA-KUTSCHER | INDIGNADAS CUBE | DAVIS MUSEUM
JUNE 10, 2016 > TO THE FUTURE
María María Acha-Kutscher, "Indignadas Cube", 2015, digital drawing on printed paper, 5,11 x 5,11 x 5,11 in


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Davis Lisboa, “Francesc Raza, REF Nº: 141, male, Barcelona, University”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes. I see a closed transparent ballot box, where people are invited to give their acceptance in a visitor polical table. For me it is difficult to enter this new unknown world and its vitality. I see as an opportunity to understand better the time and work of artists. "Dendrogram | Tree-Kit (mini version)" by Catarina Leitão suggests to me a minimalist center where two concepts are connected: curiosity and participation. The shapes in the form of "branches" are like pieces of a puzzle stored in a wooden house in the form of imaginary coffin. The assembled parts are black and made of industrial plastics. That makes me out personal conclusions. The idea of participation is optimal and I decided to vote "Yes" to it. We are in a world that is becoming faster and ideas are circulating so quickly that the result is an ephemeral and crazy world. This is the life we live today.


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Davis Lisboa, “Gladys Tenorio Molina, Peru”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like it because the video is simple and beautiful and because all the work is simplified in a small box.


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Davis Lisboa, “Marçal Accensi Pinacho, student, Spain", digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
I like it because it is natural.


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Davis Lisboa, “Llorenç Accensi Pinacho, student, Spain", digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like it because it has little branches.


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Davis Lisboa, “Emi Yañez Fernandez, graphic designer, Spain", digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes. We see what we recognize, and if not, we create it. Actually, I interpret what I am, I mean... I project what I am in her work. I like it because the artist puts her museum within another museum. I also see this work as nature itself. Nature inside the museum. It’s the idea of the reconstructed nature, something opposite to destruction. The Catarina Leitão’s art is very conceptual.


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Davis Lisboa, “Carles Vidal Garganta, taxi driver, Spain", digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like it. The first impression I had was the work is very schematic and cold. At first I didn’t understand anything. But when the little wood box opened I understood the reason for this, its meaning. I feel a certain emotion when I discover something new. I think it's amazing because this piece is unusual.


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Davis Lisboa, “Anna Alemany Bayó, retired, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I liked the small wood box. I'm surprised to open the box and all that comes from within.


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Davis Lisboa, “Mimmo Catania, artist, Italy”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes, because I like the combination of materials.


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Davis Lisboa, “Anna Accensi Alemany, chemical engineering, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
"Yes. I like this work of art, as its simplicity. It reminds me of a small landscape due to the mirror at the bottom of the Davis Museum box. The artwork really fits into this space, as I have said, the two together are like a group of trees reflected on the surface of a lake, so it brings me peace."


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Davis Lisboa, “Alex de Haro Bosch, jewelry designer, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like it for several reasons. As I am a jewelry designer, I like the delicacy and detail of the work. But I know the most important thing is the work invites you to interpret its meaning and feelings. This piece evokes me images of the Wunderkammer. I like too the contradiction of a removable plastic branches, but... I am still waiting for the true answer from my unconscious.


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Davis Lisboa, “Marc Badia, artist, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Spoilt vote. Why not?


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Davis Lisboa, “Anna Recasens, artist, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:

Yes, I like this work because the it offers me a chance. I always have very humble objects in my desk so I can combine them. These are elements that allows a game.


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Davis Lisboa, “Albert Girós, artist, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Dendrogram | Tree-kit (Mini Version)” by Catarina Leitão? Why?

Answer:
Yes, because the artwork is great!


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Davis Lisboa, “Carme Just, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
Yes. I like conceptual art. The first thing I saw when I was climbing the stairs was the blue color, the object in the plinth. This blue has a special purity, it must have a symbol. It must represent something. I have to watch the video again.


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Davis Lisboa, “Carles Puig, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
Blanket vote. I need more time to get into the work. I didn't have enough time.


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Davis Lisboa, “Mari Carmen Meca, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
No, because the color is not only one, but several. The color is in your mind, in your imagination. This is not a work of art, it's just a concept.


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Davis Lisboa, “Alba Agustí, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
Yes, because I liked the surprise effect. This has changed my concept of art.


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Davis Lisboa, “Frederico Nolte, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
No, because I haven't understood anything. I don't understand the difference between a work of art, advertising and home video.


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Davis Lisboa, “Felipe Sánchez, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
Yes, because it reflects a concept and a color that I liked.


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Davis Lisboa, “Rosa Abelló, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
Yes. I liked the contrast between color and black and white. It inspires peace, although I didn’t understand much the meaning. Everyone can interpret it in their own way.


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Davis Lisboa, “Núria Mundó, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
No. I don’t like because I don’t understand it. No impact. No aesthetics.


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Davis Lisboa, “Juan Navalls, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
Spoilt vote. I liked the concept, but not the work. The piece inside the ballot box doesn't tell me anything. For me, the video is not the work. The video is a making-of.


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Davis Lisboa, “Anna Just, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work “Un-Grey Barcelona” by Ola Ignasiak? Why?

Answer:
Blanket vote.


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Davis Lisboa, “Val Cordeiro, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
Yes. He has a great sensitivity and his art is very well thought. That is it seems to me.


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Davis Lisboa, “Jordi Accensi Hernández, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
The goal is good, but the road is bad. I don’t like the video nor the shaman. Too much paraphernalia.


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Davis Lisboa, “Lola Accensi, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
Yes. I like the idea that we are all equal.


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Davis Lisboa, “Gloria Pérez, Spain”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
Yes. The release of marginalization.


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Davis Lisboa, “Gladys Tenorio Molina, Peru”, 2016, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I like because his art calls attention for acceptance of marginalized people. Everyone is equal in the society.


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Davis Lisboa, “Montserrat Soler, retired, Spain”, 2015, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
Yes, I liked it a lot, because I am very interested in the preservation of nature. It is very surprising to me to know there are some people who are fighting for nature conservation.


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Davis Lisboa, “Pepe Jiménez Espejo, artist, Spain”, 2015, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
Yes. Graham Bell Tornado's proposal is emphasized for its personal signature, involvement and absolute honesty; deprived apparently of unnecessary artifices and centered in unfolding a poetic reclaim. Its iconographic references to pop and punk and a meticulous ritual set makes it particularly attractive.
The idea of creating intimate spaces traced with the perimeter of the arms, suggests the necessity of the creation for shared and individual spaces, to create beauty among ruins, of connecting with what should remain and demand future changes that may enhance imperfection.
The ensemble: the performer, representation and stage are from an enormous formal and conceptual coherence.
The idea of filming -and documenting, the journey from from its action remains, connects perfectly the innermost space created by Graham Bell Tornado with the space-concept of Davis Museum.


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Davis Lisboa, “Isac Galvão, illustrator, Brazil", 2015, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
I don't know if I like it or not, but it doesn't matter, because I couldn't stay indifferent to the provocation and symbolism of the performance.


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Davis Lisboa, “Blanca Ribas, administrative assistant, Spain”, 2015, digital photography, 2120 x 2120

Question:
Do you like the work "P.I.N.Q. Park Opening Ceremony (2)" by Graham Bell Tornado? Why?

Answer:
No, I don’t like this art piece, but I'm attracted to the person. I would like to know if he can do something with more color and more emotional.