Many times I have ranted about crap (sometimes literally “crap“) art exhibitions and competitions such as shows at the ‘Tate Modern’ and the ‘Turner Prize’, and the gobbledygook spouted by curators and art critics when describing the rubbish on display, but I have to say that The Hayward Gallery’s director, Ralph
Ripoff Rugoff, won the top prize for taking the piss when he announced …
…”From the amusing to the philosophical, you will be able to explore an invisible labyrinth that only materialises as you move around it, see an artwork that has been created by the artist staring at it for 1000 hours, walk through an installation designed to evoke the afterlife, and be in the presence of Andy Warhol’s celebrity aura”.
“Invisible” ! … Yes, that’s right. We are being asked to pay £8 ($12.50) to marvel at … ‘Nothing‘ ! … and the cheeky bastard even has the nerve to bill the show as … “the best exhibition you’ll never see” !
I do hope that they are playing John Cage’s 4’33″ as background music, and that the ‘artist’ who reported to the police that his invisible sculpture had been stolen from his car soon has his insurance claim settled.
I wonder if you can pay that £8 entrance fee …
… with invisible money ?