Simple Pleasures part 2

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The public's views on the Turner Prize
3rd Dec 2008, 22:47   | tags:,

swamprose says:

where is this wall of comment? been reading nothing but art critic new definitions of the english language, attempting to describe it all in words.

can we nominate this wall for next year?

4th Dec 2008, 04:08

OJ says:

"Do these people have friends?"

Were all the nominations this year particularly loneliness themed or is this just random?

I really enjoyed last year's Turner Prize nominations exhibition (at Tate Liverpool). There was some really good work in it -and the comments/interactive area was really creative too. Would you say this year is worth going to?

5th Dec 2008, 12:53

arkangel says:

Swamprose, this is a small sample section from a full room of comments as you exit the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain. It was the best room in the show.

As you go through the show, the language used to introduce each artist captured exactly what alienates people from art - jargonistic crapola.

5th Dec 2008, 17:30

arkangel says:

Taniwha, first thanks for The Package, really enjoying it. One track of Miles has more art in it than the whole of this show.

That said, it has its moments. Lecky's stuff is thought-provoking. I don't recall anything problematic for kids, though it was a bit of a lightening tour oiled with alcohol ;-)

5th Dec 2008, 17:34

arkangel says:

OJ, there was no loneliness theme - the writer was hinting perhaps at the need for some constructive criticism or judicious editing or getting a life!

To be totally honest, it's not my cup of char - I don't much like video-based art of which much of the show consists.

5th Dec 2008, 17:48

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