Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Tate Sleepover Party

Pyjamas Advert - www.lady-pyjamas.co.uk (2006)Is there nothing to which Sir Nicholas Serota won't stoop in order to brainwash punters into believing that the tripe in Tate Modern is art? His latest wheeze is to invite 150 schoolchildren from across the UK to a sleepover party in the Turbine Hall. They'll sleep in tents which they've decorated themselves with ideas taken from the exhibits. Elephant dung, maybe? Stacks of old chairs? Do modern kids still wear pyjamas or nightdresses or do they sleep in the buff? Will there be girls' tents and boys' tents or will it all be politically correct unisex camping? Will Tinky Winky be there to kiss the boys goodnight? Don't forget to search the little devil's handbags, Sir Nick, before and after their sleepover.


At 30/5/07, Anonymous Charles Thomson said...

He will not stoop to exhibiting paintings that people like.

I thought you might find this amusing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Ot9HbuNwA

At 30/5/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Charles

Paintings people like! Come on now, you can't expect the High Priest of Art to start pandering to popular taste. Where's the mystique in that? He'd do himself out of a job: if you can see it's art, you don't need the High Priest to tell you it's art.

I noticed the Tate's latest project is to teach people to read. I guess that's so they can read those ghastly blubs that explain at great length that a broken bicycle is a new art form.

Thanks for the link, but my antiquated computer takes about 2 minutes to download one frame of those YouTube movies. If the first frame is funny....

At 30/5/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I did manage to view it. The second viewing ran a bit jerky, but did its thing. The nickers didn't phase him at all. He posed like a good'un. You've got to admire his style.


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