Thursday, December 20, 2012

Another sign that the end of the world is nigh

the winner of the annual Tunip prize:

A pack of ladies Tena incontinence pants with three pairs sticking out at the top has won this year's Turnip Prize.
The Three Tenas was created by Miss Quick, a midwife who is 18 weeks pregnant and lives in Clutton, Somerset.

the Tunip prize is a satire on the more prestigeous Turner prize:
The work of this year's four contenders for the controversial art prize have gone on show at the Turner Prize exhibition.
They include performance artist Spartacus Chetwynd, who has been shortlisted for her exhibition of “carnivalesque performances” including figures lying on the floor....
Meanwhile Northumberland-born Paul Noble, 48, has displayed his drawings of a fictional city, Nobson Newton, whose inhabitants are living excrement and in some scenes engage in sex orgies.
The other nominees are film artist Luke Fowler and Elizabeth Price, who has been nominated for her trilogy of video installations.
Elizabeth Price actually won the prize this year for a youtube like film showing a fire in woolworths presumably symboling ...something...
Yorkshire-born Price uses archival images, text and music to create works exploring the human relationship to objects and consumer culture
Previous winners include Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen, Susan Philipsz and Martin Boyce, who was awarded the prize last year for his installation of artificial trees and a leaning litter bin.

headsup Dave Barry

1 comment:

Mr Lonely said...

goodbye world~