Do you too have a problem staying interested in art criticism beyond Jerry? I am no feeble minded art idiot, I swing from the best of art chandeliers, but I can't even keep track of all the reviews and criticism out there that I can only bare to skim through. I get it - you saw the show, just take a picture next time. Spare us your dribbly description. So that in mind, I came across this column on Saatchi's site and read all of ah...wat do you call 'em...words.
His words on Mark Leckey (recent Turner Prize winner):
"...He seems like an idiot but partly endearing, a common personality type at the Turner Prize. There are some other objects as well, including posters and a 3-D mock up of an interior, plus a feebly enigmatic staging of a fantasy featuring Jeff Koons's rabbit sculpture, which all seem to suggest great fizzy enquiries into profound matters of modern consciousness, while simultaneously suggesting the elegant but empty products of a spoiled nit."His thoughts on Cathy Wilkes (also on the list):
"...The whole thing looks like a cliché of 1970s art school plodding attempts at significance...The installation reminds you that the Turner Prize is always pretty ridiculous. As a society we accept the nonsense as part of cultural fun, an event on the cultural calendar, not to be taken seriously. This installation is no more idiotic than what you see every year. There's usually one or two like it..."source: PUT DOWNS AND SUCK UPS: MATTHEW COLLINGS' WEEKLY VENTINGS ON THE ART WORLD /// No 3: The Turner Prize 2008