As a compliment to the series "This is Sculpture," the Tate Museum Liverpool has commissioned film director Mike Figgis to produce a series of short films that document conversations with Liverpool locals about works of art found in the first floor displays.
In this video, schoolchildren from Liverpool discuss the meaning of Dan Flavin piece "Untitled," installed for 24 hours in their school hallway. Though most of them are not on board with Dan, my favorite part is when one kid utters "It just looks like a masterpiece."
It seems that Liverpoolians are, in general, equally suspicious of Jeff Koons:
Now if only there was a similar series on design...
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Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.