"[T]wo students jokingly placed a store-bought pineapple on an empty table at an art exhibition this month at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen..."
"When they returned a few days later to the exhibition... they were shocked to discover their pineapple protected by a glass display case, instantly and mysteriously transformed into a work of art."
|In a moment of whimsy, the students Lloyd Jack and Ruairi Gray placed a piece of fruit on a table at an arts festival in Aberdeen, Scotland. Lloyd Jack|
The flip side of janitors throwing out the exhibit as garbage, which has happened several times in avant gard UKArt museums.
But ti got worse:
Before long, the work, which the two students titled “Pineapple,” had been deconstructed on art blogs and social media worldwide; parsed in Paris, Texas and Tokyo; and even featured on Canadian television. Some on Twitter lauded its “genius,” while others ridiculed it as the latest example of conceptual art’s plodding banality.