Art in the toilet

Korean artist Meekyoung Shin has made it her mission to take art out of the gallery… and into the toilet.

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  • Tim Molloy November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I love this project for the number of different responses it conjures as a consequence of it’s siting in the ‘how am I supposed to behave’ loaded environment of the museum.

    Can I really touch? Will I ‘catch’ something? Could I perversely catch something while following good hygiene practice?

    Congratulations Meekyoung Shin on a beautifully observed and realised piece

  • Mark Wayan November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Perfect example of nonsense art: Instead of figuring out a work based on what we’ve learned by now in public buildings, regarding how people should wash their hands (not sharing soap with thousands of strangers) this is a formalist one-trick artist who thought by doing the work in soap and placing it in a bathroom that would become “practice” related to a concept and so on. Silly. Designers shouldn’t try to discuss art and probably vice-versa.

  • Robert Howard November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Used the head in a loo at the Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham, today. Great fun, more novelty soap than art – the kind of thing I was given as a kid sixty-odd years ago to encourage me to wash my hands. Can I have a London RT bus next time please? Is it art? No. Is it original? No, but I liked it being there and I used it.

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