Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

In My View

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

In My View

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Byline: Sarah Judd

I DON'T get modern art. Although excited at the news Middlesbrough had been chosen as home to the largest public art instalment in the world, I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed when I saw the design.

I think it's because, in my limited imagination where art is concerned, I only 'get' tangible objects or people as subjects.

So to me, instead of a symbol of our engineering expertise, Temenos is a giant fishing net over the Tees.

As fishing isn't our big thing, I didn't understand why it had been designed for Teesside. I understand the iron ore, puddler and welder statues on the A66 roundabouts.

These are clear visual symbols of our industrial heritage. I love the Angel of the North. The concept of having an angel looking over North-east travellers on the A1 is nice. But what does Temenos say about Teesside?

The fact that it will be the biggest piece of public art in the world shows our ambition and will undoubtedly put us on the global art map. …

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