Monday, 6 December 2010

Chillies Win Turnip

Here's the one we've all been waiting for: the winner of the Turnip Prize 2010. It's Doug Pitt for Chilli n'Minors, 4 chillies on a paper plate (title link). "It's art of the lowest standard," claimed organiser Trevor Prideaux. But wait, for art of the really lowest standard you need to go to Tate Britain and this year's Turner Prize. It's been won by Susan Philipsz, who records herself singing ghastly Scottish laments and plays her recordings in unlikely places. This is visual art you can't even see! She won the £25,000 prize at this evening's bad joke at Tate Britain, complete with student demo (CLICK).


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