IBT- Cleaners at an Italian modern art museum cleaned up and threw away a new installation thinking it was rubbish – literally. The Museion Bozen-Bolzano, in the province of South Tyrol, apologised after a piece by Goldschmied & Chiari, a female artist duo from Milan, was mistakenly discarded. “This morning cleaning staff removed the recently inaugurated installation, Dove Andiamo a Ballare Questa Sera?’ [Where shall we go dancing tonight?],” the museum wrote on Facebook on 24 October, pledging to restore the piece as soon as possible. Meant to represent consumerism, hedonism and the blending of revelry and politics of 1980s Italy, the installation depicted the aftermath of a party, with empty champagne bottles, confetti and cigarette stubs scattered all over the floor. So, when a cleaning lady attended to tidy up the premises, she assumed the items was a pile of rubbish. Gallery curator Letizia Ragaglia said the mistake was partially due to the fact that the employee was new at the museum and thus unfamiliar with its exhibitions. “It was a big misunderstanding,” she told IBTimes UK. Ragaglia said the cleaner was instructed to clean only the foyer where a book signing had been held the previous night.
I don’t get it? That is garbage. That is trash. Those are a bunch of empty bottles and confetti. And don’t give me that, “Everything is art to someone” shit. Nope. That’s garbage. I know garbage when I see it and that’s it. Don’t take my word for it though. Something isn’t art when a cleaning crew, whose job it is to identify trash and rid it from the world, sees something and throws it away. They’re the ones who get to decide what should be thrown away and what shouldn’t be thrown away. They deemed whatever the fuck that artist put together to be garbage so that’s what it is. You know what’s funny about this though? I bet the people who came to see the exhibit after it was thrown away still thought it was art even though there was nothing there. They probably just pretended to understand what they weren’t seeing because that’s what people do when they look at art. “Ohhhhh it’s just an empty space. How deep. The artist must be speaking to the emptiness we all feel deep in our hearts.” No you pretentious fucks. Stop looking too far into things. The original exhibit was nothing but garbage. If empty bottles and random papers on the ground is art than my apartment is a Banksy.