Mechanisms of Wonder
Want to view the best of modern tripe? Sorry, I mean artworks that "expose and exploit the mechanisms of wonder" (Nicky Hirst 2007). Hey, Nicky, want to see Coxsoft Art's mechanism of wonder? It's a beaut. "A rose by any other name" (Shakespeare). The Contemporary Art Society presents Artfutures 2008. It opened yesterday and continues until 12 March. With prices from £500 to £5000, it's for Chelsea tractor drivers who think they're immune from recession. The good news is it's FREE. Find it in Bloomsbury Space, 50 Finsbury Square, London. Remember, conspicuous consumption is the in-thing.