Friday, 21 October 2011

Turner Prize at BALTIC

Tate Passé's national joke the Turner Prize, nicknamed "The Prize for the Emperor's New Clothes", has moved to the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead this year. Whether this is due to Tate's funding promise to spread its tripe around or because it's fed up with Stuckists handing out "The Turner Prize is DEAD" badges outside its premises is anyone's guess. Even the BBC is asking "Turner Prize 2011: Great art or rubbish?" (title link). Above is Martin Boyce's Do Words Have Voices, which isn't even good DIY, let alone art. The only artist worthy of the name is George Shaw, who uses Humbrol enamels to paint bleak landscapes of the council estate where he grew up (CLICK). If you can bear watching a video, CLICK for David Sillito's BBC report.


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