I can’t wait for The Turner Prize.
Posted by Big John on April 28, 2008
A New York Times critic commented that so called artist Martin Creed was …
… “a very late conceptualist with no bias against objects, and a devotee of the rarefied art-in-the-street tendency of situationism whose favourite situation seems to be the white cube of a gallery”.
Well he would say that, wouldn’t he, as the ‘art’ in question was two videos in which a person walked in front of a camera trained on an empty white wall and floor, and then threw up before walking away.
Now we are to be treated to a new ‘work’ by Creed to be ‘exhibited’ at Tate Britain which will have a group of athletes running around the Duveen Gallery. He ‘created’ a similar ‘masterpiece’ in Italy where his creations were described in an exhibition brochure as …
… “a metaphor for the capacity to build art out of nothing or the sisyphean struggle of life” … ”offering an obscure metaphor of today’s looming paranoia and existentialism” … ”at the same time an ascetic gesture of disarming
simplicity and an ironic invitation to re-imagine a new destiny”.
It is a little known fact that runners sometimes have to perform their ’bodily functions’ while taking part in a race. Not a pretty sight :shock: but perhaps it is to Mr. Creed and his defeca… dedicated followers. So after pools of vomit, who knows what we might expect to see on the floor of the Duveen Gallery ?
My guess is that it will be a small ’something’ that will truly represent the artistic talent …
… of this master of the minimalist ‘metaphor’.