Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Award for rubbish
If you've ever had doubts about the quality of what Government-appointed art and literature judges make awards to, this should confirm those doubts once and for all.
This "artwork" - literally rubbish - was the winner of Waikato Museum's national contemporary art award, worth $15,000. In essence it was the binned wrappings of other entries tipped on the floor...and not even by the so-called artist.
Needless to say, people are appalled. We've gone through similar emotions seeing what has won Montana Book Awards in past years. The TV video.