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The 2016 Turner Prize is a Load of Old Arse

What's wrong with just painting a pretty picture? The Turner Prize is Britain's biggest art prize, and each year awards £40,000 to winning artists under the age of 50. Named after the artist JMW Turner, who mostly used to paint smudgy pictures of ships, the prize has gained a reputation for celebrating the bizarre, the weird and the avant-garde. Read More >>

art
The 2016 Turner Prize is a Load of Old Arse

What's wrong with just painting a pretty picture? The Turner Prize is Britain's biggest art prize, and each year awards £40,000 to winning artists under the age of 50. Named after the artist JMW Turner, who mostly used to paint smudgy pictures of ships, the prize has gained a reputation for celebrating the bizarre, the weird and the avant-garde. Read More >>

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Take a Tour of the Tate Britain at Night Through the Eyes of a Robot

Unless you're the night watchman, there are scant few opportunities to explore the Tate Britain gallery after it's closed for the night to the general public. A new project will let you do the next-best thing though: Guide a robot around the gallery in your place. Actually, maybe that is the best thing. Read More >>

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The Tate’s Taking Away Explanatory Text Panels; How Screwed Are We?

I'll be honest: I'm terrible at interpreting modern art. A soup tin is, well, a soup tin, and I won't get an extistential experience out of looking at it unless there's a plaque next to it, explaining why it's a symbolic representation of the downfall of society. That's why I'm kinda bummed the Tate is taking down all their explanatory plaques, leaving interpretation up to you (and the audio guide, of course). Read More >>