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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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"the problem of the 20th-century monochrome surface."
OK here comes:
This guy went to the "Stedelijk Museum" in Amsterdam and slashed up a painting of a red surface with two thin strips of blue and yellow. The painting is called "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue".
He did this in protest to museum policy of displaying only abstract art and was sentenced to 8 months in prison.
Then the museum paid another guy to fix this painting of a large, mostly red surface. And this other guy fixed it, supposedly using house paint and a roller and charging some rediculous amount of money for his professional services.
Then, the museum refused to pay him on the grounds that a large monochrome surface should not be painted with a roller...

Question: Who is the most pretentious?
a) the painter painting a large piece of cloth red and calling it art
b) the museum, displaying a large piece of red cloth
c) the guy that wants a small fortune for painting a piece of cloth with a roller

(or d) the guy who voices his opinions by slashing up paintings - he did it again with a mostly blue painting from the same 'artist')
(, Tue 4 Oct 2005, 17:16, Reply)

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