Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Late Turner Prize Entry?

Apparently a late Turner Prize entry said to depict the failure of capitalism in the modern world didn't quite make the grade:

A fleet of Ferraris and a Lamborghini Diablo have been involved in one of the most expensive accidents in history after a high speed pile-up in Japan.
Meanwhile it is rumoured that an early visitor to the gallery was arrested for planking on the prizewinning exhibit:


Conan the Librarian™ said...

Much prefer the Turnip Prizewinner myself.


Graeme said...

I'm not sure about the Turner prize pieces. I tend to feel you have to be the artist to get it of late. I like modern art (well some of it) I used to do working weekends at Marlborough Fine Art with my Dad, so I'm not without proper exposure or knowledge. However I really don't get these art installations... and in not getting it I suddenly feel like I'm a Philistine, and that bothers me even more because I know I''m not.

Is the purpose of the art to undermine your confidence? Or am I realy the Philistine that I believe I'm not? it's a conundrum up there with Justin Bieber and Egg Nog.

Graeme said...

PS: I get the Turnip prize, I also like it.

Oh bollocks, I am a Philistine after all.

Neal Asher said...

Graeme, as I noted to someone else, that's precisely the feeling in people that the Turner Prize relies on. Oh, I don't get it so there must be something wrong with me. The reality is that it's a load of piffle promoted by large doses of bullshit and visited by dumb urban liberals terrified to admit what they think of as their ignorance.

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

ready for Spatterjay?:


great 'no shit' athiesm:


Graeme said...

Neal, Yes my thoughts entirely. Art should be thought provoking, but if the thought is "What the fuck is that shit?" by the majority, then indeed the artist should probably not be patting himself on the back thinking about how clever, insightful and witty he or she is, but instead should think "maybe I should pull my head out from between my bottom cheeks and stop listening to other arseholes".

Wicked octopus Mr Raisins.

Olaf said...


A crushed Ferrari in a table. It's modern art and you can put your pint on it.

Neal Asher said...

Vaude, liked the blanket octopus (reminds me a little of my shroud-beast). As for Gervais, he's just covering the same ground covered by Bertrand Russell. He would better spend his time coming up with something funny, which he hasn't yet achieved.

On the nail, Graeme. And the way some plonkers wax lyrical about the Tate stuff is a perfect demonstration of groupthink ... or maybe a better description is sheepthink.

A talking point certainly, Olaf, but it looks like crap. Perhaps the guy should hand out some leaflets at the Tate.