Turner Prize 2012 – Taking the Mickey out of Art

Turner Prize taking the Mickey

Yes it’s that time of year again – the ageist Turner Prize awards ceremony at the home of
cliquey art cronyism: Tate Britain.

And what daredevil delights of “artistic originality” and “utter sheer brilliance” await therein this year perchance?

And why is age discrimination perfectly OK at Tate Britain when race or sex discrimination are considered almost capital offences in the arts and elsewhere these days, Ms Curtis?
No black or female artist over 50 is allowed to enter the competition. Doesn’t sound brilliant put that way does it.

PC Tate Britain
Penelope Curtis ( PC in name, doubtless scupulously PC in nature except when it comes to blatant age discrimination ) director of Tate Britain and Turner Prize head judge!

OED Definition:
Ageism is a type of discrimination that involves prejudice against people based upon their age. Similar to racism and sexism, ageism involves holding negative stereotypes about people of different ages. The term is often applied to any type of age-based discrimination, whether it involves prejudice against children, teenagers, adults or senior-citizens.”

The 4 under-50 entrants…….say mould creatively sterile mould.



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2012 TP winner, Elizabeth Price for her Woolworths fire of 1979 pseud’s corner archival mix video installation…
I appropriate rhetorics of propaganda..
Don’t we all, duckie?


Update January 2014; Damien Hirst does a Mickey spot painting to be auctioned shortly for
doubtless million$ in aid of charity. Mickey Mouse art by a Mickey Mouse artist? Fairly obvious..

Mickey Mouse
 c. D. Hirst 2014

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