Everyone’s a winner, baby

Turner Prize judges unanimously vote to give art award to all 2019 finalists.

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27 Responses to Everyone’s a winner, baby

  1. stackja

    No diversity?
    Only uniformity?
    I am shocked!

  2. ACTOldFart

    Equality (and equal mediocrity) of outcomes. It sounds just like the Australian school education system.

  3. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    communism baby, is the new black

  4. They may as well have won a collective prize, the art looked like the typical shit that’s now produced.

  5. Beachcomber

    All four of the artists explore political terrain.

    Cammock delved into the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, Shani created a feminist science fiction world, Murillo was influenced by the history of his native Colombia and Hamdan interviewed former inmates of a notorious Syrian prison for a sound installation.

    In a way it makes sense for them to share the prize. They are cloned spawn of the Universities. Their “art” is all the same stuff; ideologically sound Cultural Marxist “collective” agitprop.

  6. Nob

    Best Turner year was 1990.

    No prize because the sponsor , a chemicals company, pulled out.
    So tell me it’s not about the money.

  7. Roger

    Dang it….and here’s me with my entry unfinished on the easel.

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    Its not named after a Joseph Turner is itb? He would be horrified that they called it art and used his name to glorify it . Turner could paint ,really paint unlike these prats.

  9. Nob

    Yes, named after JMW Turner and they justify giving the money to crap because “Turner was controversial in his time”, which is like most big lies, only partially true.

    Turner’s art was praised from the start (he was exhibited by the Royal Academy when he was only 15) and he made a living on the side working for architects and cartographers with his excellent draughtsmanship..

    He never upgraded his cockney accent, never married and was happy shagging his housekeeper, by whom he fathered two children.

    But he had some critics so same as Tracey Emin. Right.

  10. Jessie

    Sir Fred Lenin, in the link given, in response to your question, sadly :-

    Named for 19th-century landscape painter JMW Turner, the award was founded in 1984 and has helped bring artists, collectives and mediums to broader audiences.

  11. Tony Tea

    And the Booker was jointly awarded, too. Participation ribbons for all.

  12. Faye

    What no pee soup or poodle dumplings?

  13. 59096

    Move along, folks, move along, no art to see here!

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani

    You can see why they can’t split them.

    A mus lim
    A feminist lesbian(?)
    A feminist Anglo-Caribbean lady
    An African-native Columbian

    I declare a perfect tie in victimology points. You couldn’t give it to any one of them without seriously affronting at least three other victim demographics.

  15. Overburdened

    I’m in for next year then.

  16. Overburdened

    Hey BoN

    Having read your post, I reckon I could put up with the bullshit long enough to get my prize and fuck off out of there.

  17. Cui Bono

    Why can’t we teach the next gen?🤔

  18. mareeS

    Oh, come on. The Turner Prize has been crapping on the reputation of a great artist ever since it’s inception. This beats all. Every child wind a prize.

    Draw a line under it.

  19. classical_hero

    Apparently an unmade bed won the prize. Why am I not a famous artist?

  20. Nob

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3252168, posted on December 4, 2019 at 9:45 pm
    Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani

    You can see why they can’t split them.

    A mus lim

    Unlikely.
    Our man Lawrence is almost certainly from Christian background.

    In his website for birth date, he puts “reincarnated”. (1985, Amman, if you must know).

    I know my way around ME christians from Egypt & The Levant.

  21. Nob

    classical_hero
    #3252363, posted on December 5, 2019 at 2:58 am
    Apparently an unmade bed won the prize.

    It didn’t.

    Shortlisted in the Inequality era when shortlist didn’t get a prize.

  22. Nob

    Abu Hamdan’s father is Lebanese, his mother a Yorkshirewoman. He was born in Amman in Jordan and largely brought up in York. His cultural awareness was forged in the Leeds DIY music scene, before he studied at Middlesex and Goldsmiths in London.

    From the Guardian. Father is Druze.

  23. Slim Cognito

    If these were the finalists, image what the rest of the field produced.
    As far as artistic merit goes, none of them deserve anything other than ridicule.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nob, your link to the Turnip Prize is my choice; what an inventive lot they are. And not many art prizes give viewers such a deliberate belly laugh where verbal facility meets image so neatly. True conceptual art!

    My guess is that Catallaxians would do particularly well in that artistic arena.

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ‘Burnt Koala down under’, this year’s winner, is a beauty.

    Tells Aussies what the Brits really think of us. 🙂

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