Thursday, 29 December 2011

ACE Junk

In my opinion, anyone who claims that these two Pratt & Whitney TF33 P9 engines decommissioned by the United States Air Force are a work of art is a liar and a charlatan. Step forward Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorns, based in London. He was commissioned to produce this junk by the Art Institute of Chicago last year. It seems the museum didn't want to hang on to it. So, with a little help from Corvi Mora and the Henry Moore Foundation, Roger donated it to Arts Council England. And ACE accepted it! I would have sent Roger packing. Hasn't anyone told ACE that space costs money? The first showing in the UK of this colossal junk is in The Sculpture Show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It's name is Untitled (title link). If Government needs to make further savings in grants to the purported arts in 2012, ACE is asking for it.


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