Monday, June 4, 2007

When is art not "ART"

When someone throws it away thinking they've cleaned up the place.

Art project mistaken for vandalism is vandalized

An art project that was mistaken for vandalism was the target of vandals who destroyed the exhibit last week.

The exhibit in the Southern Oregon University art courtyard and art buildings consisted of 36,000 feet of red tape. It was titled "The Depravity of Society Juxtaposed Against the Apathy of Contemporary Culture"

Police cited an SOU sophomore, Genevieve Hummel, 19, for tearing the installation down, and the university art department is pressing charges.

"I didn't know it was an art project," Hummel said. "It wasn't labeled. No one knew it was an art project."

Sorry no pictures, check the dumpsters

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