Monday, October 02, 2006

Art: A Turner Prize juror's experience

An insightful article about the world of contemporary art - How I Suffered For Art's Sake - about Lynn Barber's experience as a Turner Prize juror. She is a journalist for The Gaurdian.
"I hate to say it, but my year as a Turner juror has seriously dampened, though I hope not extinguished, my enthusiasm for contemporary art. There is so much bad work around, so much that is derivative, half-baked or banal, you can't believe that galleries would show it. I think what happened is that the huge success of the YBAs in the Nineties has created a peculiar post-boom glut whereby there are now more galleries looking for young artists than worthwhile artists to fill them."