Monday, 16 July 2007

Insider Art

Sponge Bob's Diddle Shop (2007) detailThe Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London is displaying art selected from the Koestler Awards Scheme for its summer exhibition: Insider Art. Arthur Koestler founded the Koestler Trust in 1962 to promote the creation of art in prisons. So all the artists are doing porridge or are on probation. Now's your chance to see what Uncle Fred has been doing with himself for the last year. This is the first time Koestler entries have been exhibited in a major gallery, and newspaper art critics are all of a twitter over it. Hardly surprising. The example I've shown - detail of Sponge Bob's Diddle Shop (2007) - is a lot more sophisticated than the ICA's usual fare.


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