Saturday, April 24, 2010

All the art that fits

You have to admit OTN does good rumour. Four out of four for the Walters Prize selections. 

A shame we couldn’t share the Stevenson-is-in-did-we-say-in-we-meant-out story. The Auckland Art Gallery probably should have gone along with ‘if you are in a hole stop digging’ on this one. After all, ‘we are looking for an outstanding contribution to contemporary art in New Zealand so long as it isn’t too big or too hard to sort out admin-wise’ doesn’t sound that good. 

Can this be why the Parekowhai elephants got the chop? “Elephants? You’ve got to be bloody well kidding.”

You can read the Auckland Art Gallery media release with the section about Michael Stevenson highlighted here