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Turner Prize....a symbol of hope...

(12 Posts)
Labaik Tue 03-Dec-19 23:25:11


grannyqueenie Wed 04-Dec-19 02:14:14

Just looked it up to see what you meant and yes, WOW!

Alima Wed 04-Dec-19 06:16:56

Yes, agree it is inclusive. Isn’t it supposed to be a prize though, for supposedly the best? (Having said that have no idea on this stuff, not arty at all, to me it is a load of codswallop. Mucky beds, formaldehyde etc).

NotSpaghetti Wed 04-Dec-19 08:13:54

I think it's ridiculous. It's gesturing and attention seeking at its worst.

Don't know why it annoys me so much as I really don't care who wins! I'm interested of course but not invested in it.
Just feels manipulative to me.

EllanVannin Wed 04-Dec-19 08:46:51

Tracey Emin did well out of it with her foot on the ladder with a future of media exposure for the rest of her life, not so ridiculous, eh ?

Auntieflo Wed 04-Dec-19 09:20:13

I had to look it up to see who had won what! and I can't believe that big cash prizes are handed out for what we would call pre school efforts.
Has everybody lost the plot? or perhaps someone would like to explain it all.

MawB Wed 04-Dec-19 09:24:57

What is the point of a prize that refuses to single out a winner? Is this a symptom of our “snowflake” age in which competition is now considered so abhorrent that it must be publicly avoided?

Marilla Wed 04-Dec-19 09:40:20

As usual, I am bewildered by what is considered Art these days. Perhaps it because I have not studied any elements of the subject and it’s my ignorance which is at fault!

Gonegirl Wed 04-Dec-19 09:44:26

It should be done away with. No way is any of it art. hmm

Urmstongran Wed 04-Dec-19 10:04:43

I think the 4 winners have achieved what they wanted here.

Lovetopaint037 Wed 04-Dec-19 10:18:38

I think that Turner would be turning in his grave to see the representations that are called art and as for them all sharing the prize well that says it all.
I love art and it breaks my heart to see these products as such. I might be wrong but it seemed to begin around the time that Saatchi started paying huge money to young artists for ideas promoted as art. No wonder the less talented got on the bandwagon.

NotSpaghetti Sun 08-Dec-19 07:10:32

EllanVannin - I don’t mean the prize is ridiculous, I was referring to awarding it jointly to four people at their suggestion.