Monday, 23 June 2008

Fourth Plinth Lunacy

Yinka Shonibare - Nelson's Ship in a Bottle (2008)Today new London Mayor Bouncy Boris had fun at City Hall trying to unveil the winning proposals for something or somebody to mount the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. The joint winners are Yinka Shonibare for his Nelson's Ship in a Bottle and Antony Gormley for his daft idea of having volunteers stand on the plinth for one hour at a time. "Living artwork" indeed! He'll need 2,400 volunteers. Both winners are full of bull and neither of their proposals is art. Yinka claims his ship in a bottle shows the "ethnic" wealth of London. Oh yeah? Where's the gun and knife crime then, the crack houses and cannabis farms, the white slave trade and the bear-bile products? As for Gormley, click the title link to read his bull. I can't be bothered with it. "Art is what you can get away with" (Rodney Pople 2008, CLICK). No kidding.


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