Turner Prize demos: NPG/Tate (2000)
• 2002 •
Other demos: List of Stuckist demos • Trafalgar Square (2001) • White Cube (2002) • Saatchi Gallery (2005)
Also on this site: Tate • Serota petition • Stuckist donation • Trustee scandal
|2008 Turner Prize: Main page • Demo at press launch • Demo on prize day • Badge and leaflet|
|On this page: Demo on prize day|
STUCKIST TURNER DEMO
Mon 1 Dec 2008 on prize day
Latest coverage in North London Times series (13.12.08)
"Boot Serota out of the Tate" - Charles Thomson at the demo video
love the Stuckist conspiracy theory, that Nicholas Serota is a kind
of machiavellian Skeletor who manipulates the government and the people"
Art critic, Jonathan Jones: "On the way in I was presented with this lovely official-looking pack, which actually says, 'The Turner Prize is crap', and it's given you by the Stuckists." Guardian video (2.12.08).
Around 160 of these limited edition signed packs were presented to guests arriving for the prize. The packs were signed and numbered. They contained a Turner Prize leaflet and button badge, a Serota painting postcard, the catalogue from the Stuckists Go West show and a reprint of an article from The Jackdaw, online here.
Younghusband, Channel 4, commissioning editor of arts, poses by Stuckist
placard. Photo here.
Tran meets the Stuckist demo, Tate
first thing that I encountered as I approached the Tate Britain were
The Stuckists handing out anti flyers against it (and The Tate). Are
they there to piggyback onto the media attention of the Prize…? I don’t
even want to start going into that debate. Amusingly they handed a flyer
to Nicholas Serota (or an uncanny lookalike) who was passing through.
Appleyard on never-happy Stuckists on Huffington
Dan Fox in Frieze magazine does not like the Stuckists (3.12.08).
See Stuckist reaction on 3ammagazine (2.12.08).
Tim Davies, young critic competition winner, quotes Stuckists on Turner Prize: "The work is not of sufficient quality in terms of accomplishment, innovation or originality of thought to warrant exhibition in a national museum." The Guardian (1.12.08)
Why the Stuckists didn't demonstrate last year: National Post (28.11.08)