Wednesday, October 29, 2003

"The bad news is that one work has been deliberately added to the exhibition (by the Chapman Brothers) in order to outrage our guardians of public morality. This has become a Turner Prize tradition, one I am sorry to see. Because, otherwise, the exhibition of the shortlisted artists is curiously coherent. In their different ways, they all share a pessimistic view of nature, history, sex and society, expressed in work that is often beautiful, always compelling."(Telegraph > Arts > Ignore the naughtiness )


:: note :: . . . many times it would be rewarding to ignore the naughtiness . . . knee-jerk reactions are far too easy to initiate . . . thank goodness for a perspective that goes one step beyond . . .