Irish artist Duncan Campbell has been named winner of this year’s Turner Prize for a video that tackles African art and colonialism. [The photo above is taken from the video.]
Mr Campell’s video, ‘It for Others’, was inspired by a 1953 documentary about African art, featuring a dance sequence created with choreographer Michael Clark.
However his £25,000 win comes following criticism this year’s nominees have turned the event into one that is ‘sober, respectful, polite, middle aged’ and lacks the fun and excitement of previous entries…
Isn’t colonialism getting a little stale? Perhaps this is what is meant by ‘sober, respectful, polite, middle aged.’ It is just not art if it isn’t grotesque and ugly, like the cow thing. Yuck.