Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gold-Dusted Artsholes

THE Lycra Lad has been doing a bit more digging into NSW's arts budget and has found a further swag of gold-plated luvvie shockers. Here, for example, is part of what $667,808 buys from Performance Space:


For that sort of money you would expect to see feather dusters up those bottoms, but that additional transgressive touch probably requires an additional $100,000 or so. And here is another of Performance Space's searing commentaries on modern life, cardboard boxes and plywood sheeting:



So pop on over to Boy On A Bike and see if you don't agree with him:

"The NSW Arts budget should be abolished, the departmental building burned to ashes and the ground upon which it stood sown thickly with salt."

7 comments:

  1. "The NSW Arts budget should be abolished, the departmental building burned to ashes and the ground upon which it stood sown thickly with salt."

    Yeah, well, he did do that. Yeah, yeah. He was a cruel man, but fair.

    As Stig would say.

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  2. I think that grandiose female backside could belong to an ex girlfriend. Talk about your lucky escapes...

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  3. For once, in response to modern art, it truly is accurate to say, "what a pack of pretentious arseholes".

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  4. I call it cheap insurance. If they're not busy enjoyihg the spoils of taxpayer largess they'll be chaining themselves to a coal loader.

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  5. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.March 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    For that sort of money, Prof, I would expect to see some trimmer, firmer butts. And as for the plywood room: I am stripping the exact same stuff out of my beach shack kitchen right now. They could have had this fire hazard from me for free. They just don't look for savings, do they?

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  6. Performance art?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_slap

    Cheers

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  7. Meanwhile in Adelaide a certain type are drawn irresistably to the old Bedlam digs-
    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/art-school-drawn-to-a-new-address-at-glenside/story-e6frea6u-1226305667524?from=public_rss
    A natural fit with the ambience of the joint.

    observa

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