Thursday, December 06, 2007

2007 Turner Prize: Mark Wallinger

Thoughts on the Turner Prize

I have to admit, I'm a little underwhelmed with Mark Wallinger winning the prize. His installation for which he won the prize, appears to lack any contemporary inventiveness and originality. He should receive some credit for selection of subject but beyond that, I don't see anything compelling or challenging. The fact that so many critics and people applaud him winning the prize is a cause for concern in and of itself. We all remember the "impressionists" and the derision they received for years...

Despite the art writers and public who dismissed Martin Creed's win of the Turner Prize several years ago, my hat goes off to him.




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