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Wallinger Turner...

From:     Sim
Category: Art
Date:     03 December 2007
Time:     03:23 PM

Review:

Wallinger has wone the prize and great for him because he seems like an artist who isn't scared to engage in the bigger 
picture. I hope the guy whose protests he used (re-appropriated ) makes some money too. It would have been good to have 
him on the stage for the acceptance. I think this work is very subversive. But oddly institutions like the Tate can champion 
political art while ignoring political and ecnomic facts on their own doorstep. Maybe art to some extent functions so people can 
trouble about an issue in a safe environment and then think about the Christmas party. But who am I to judge? Am I rushing to 
buy charity cards and serve soup to the homeless? I earn 6.95 an hour so do I qualify to have a political opinion?


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