Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Awwwww, you bloggers are great!

What a raft of lovely comments you've made about Cass and Sophie, and also sending me good wishes for my birthday. Love you all!

And further to my earlier posts about "is this ART?", this year's Turner Prize* finalists include a naked mannequin sitting on the toilet, a rejigged clip from The Simpsons, a pile of dirty dishes at a supermarket checkout and a video of a woman pushing a cup and saucer off a table.

* The Turner Prize is worth 40,000 British pounds (that's around NZ$107,000 or US$70,000) and is given annually to a visual artist under the age of 50 (why? Do we become too old after that?). No wonder this award is so controversial.

3 comments:

Ali Honey said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes. I have had a busy few days and hadn't visited my usuals on my list.

What is art? Ah, that will never be fully answered.

brdhsbldr said...

With a son who just graduated from Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, and whose work is installation ( the unmade bed would be an installation) and performance (the woman pushing the cup off the table would be performance) I'm in the middle of the philisophical debate.
I just remember my art teacher in college saying there is so much grief in the world she wanted to make it more beautiful.
Nora

Anne Wigfull said...

I still haven't quite worked out why this particular prize is named after such a wonderful artist as Turner, or is there another one out there?
Happy Birthday.