Kid Art Review 07.09.14
SPACES is launching a new critical initiative, Kid Art Reviews, where we ask a child between the ages of 5-12 to comment on a current exhibition in the gallery. The review and conversation with SPACES staff is then posted for all to enjoy. If your child is interested in being an Art Reviewer, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 216-621-2314.
For this first edition of Kid Art Reviews our guest reviewer is Celia, a 12 year old who really enjoys visual arts. We asked her what she thought of the exhibition and this is what she said.
Questions about a Specific Piece in the Exhibition
(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?
(Celia) TAG's "Gig Economy" website because it is interactive. I like how it uses humor and how it focuses on specific politics. I like seeing how humor interacts with serious issues.
(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?
(CE) Sweet & Sour: The humor makes it funnier so it lightens up the issues a little bit but the way it references the issues also makes it a little sour.
(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?
(CE) Get to know them; they'd be sarcastic. I think they would be sarcastic because they used things you wouldn't be used to seeing on a website such as Antarctica and McDonalds-which a lot of people make fun of-so I can see some sarcasm there.
(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?
(CE) No, this is very new to me. SPACES is a really nice art gallery for me to go to, I just prefer it to other galleries because I prefer things that are interactive and actually puts an influence on you.
Questions about the Exhibition, in General
(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?
(CE) Extravagant, because they did all these projects and were able to put them into one exhibition.
(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch TV, play, etc.
(CE) Draw and go on the Internet. The website reminded me of a lot of Internet references which made me want to look at some political things.
(SP) If there was one thing you could say to the artist what would that be?
(CE) "May God bless you." I'm just messing around, because they are amazing. It's just a joke really, so it's not anything serious.
(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?
(CE) Nothing. I'd be too speechless to talk. I'm a little bit starstruck and their work is pretty amazing.
(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?
(CE) Six, I thought the show deserved a good rating and I really liked the dog Truman and wanted to draw him.
(follow this link to see the Reviewer in action, and to see the drawing of Truman, http://bit.ly/1mIMkqK)
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