Anyway, I now read all my news online which saves an enormous amount of both time and effort. My paper of choice is The Guardian and my headlines of choice come from the BBC. I duly read the article on Tuesday by the Arts Correspondent of the Guardian Tate unveils latest contenders for modern art's annual punch-up and got bored. Looking at the entrants on the BBC site's In pictures: Turner Prize exhibition wasn't much better. So I decided to skip making any reference to the Prize in this blog
That is, until I read, Marion Boddy Evans (the Guide for Painting.About.com) this morning and her reference to Lynn Barber's article in The Observer (sister newspaper to The Guardian) on being one of the Turner Prize judges - which I'd completely missed.
I've always loved Lynn Barber's journalism - she's definitely my kind of journalist - and this year, she's also one of the judges for this year's Turner Prize. I'm not quite sure of her qualifications for judging the Turner Prize and neither was she - but I cannot imagine that they didn't think she'd write about it!
The Turner Prize is organised by the Tate Gallery and is
"awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 9 May 2006. (The Turner Prize) is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe."Lynn Barber's article, although long, is an extremely stimulating read. I guarantee your jaw will drop and you'll also splutter if not actually laugh out loud! Get a big mug of the hot drink of your choice and settle down for a good read about the judging process in the world of contemporary art "How I suffered for art's sake"