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Possibly the worst event I ever went to was an evening of turntablists in London. The lights went down, the first guy put a cymbal onto a turntable, dropped the needle on it and left it making screeching noises for ten minutes.

When the lights came up, half the audience had snuck out.

What's the most pretentious rubbish you've ever been to see in the name of art?

(, Wed 28 Sep 2005, 14:19)
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I live on an island whose main product seems to be artists. Our local gallery ran an exhibition featuring a local artist whose paintings were mostly...well, just black. Though there were a couple of white ones. And a red one. The local paper's arts column had things to say about how very profound this was and how the viewer is drawn in by the reflectiveness of the surface and thus invited to reflect upon themselves (ie. "they're just plain black, but it's nice shiny gloss paint."). A friend made repeated visits to the gallery just to mock them. On his final visit he found a woman taking photos. "Gee, won't THAT be an interesting picture." he said and expounded at length. Of course, she turned out to be the artist.
(, Thu 29 Sep 2005, 6:01, Reply)

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