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The Turner Prize 2010: When Is A Painting Not a Painting And Why Photographers Are Banned?

by | 4th, October 2010

THE Turner Prize, than onanistic spectacle of the Me Art movements is on show at the Tate Britain Art Gallery in central London.

There is great skill on show but when you have co-curator Helen Little calling the artists “highly rigorous and mature” and looking at Angela de la Cruz, a Spanish painter who damages and cripples her canvases to add interest, while telling us that De la Cruz is asking: “When is a painting not a painting?”, who can’t help snorting with derision.

Anorak’s seminal work Vomit In Sock failed to make the shortlist, but we, nonetheless, feel well placed to answer Little’s question and say that a painting is not a painting when no paint is used. Discuss.

In other Turner Prize news, photographers were upset that they’d been asked to sign a form agreeing they would not publish any material which would “result in any adverse publicity” for the gallery owner. It was so ludicrous that we wondered if the form was in itself a work of art, a subversion on stupidity and people able to see up their own arses?

Our photographer did, eventually, gain access and here are the pictures:

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Photographers in the room that houses the work of Angela de la Cruz that has been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2010, at London's Tate Britain.



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